Olympic security boss on 'shambles'
Report by: BBC News
The head of security company G4S has said he regrets it ever took on the Olympic security contract, as he agreed it had become a “humiliating shambles”.
The company may lose £50m from the £284m contract because it cannot supply enough security guards.
Chief executive Nick Buckles told MPs that the military and the police would be reimbursed for providing personnel to plug the shortfall.
But he said G4S planned to keep its £57m management fee.
Mr Buckles said that because the firm expected “to deliver a significant amount of staff” it would retain the fee.
“I find that astonishing,” replied Labour MP Keith Vaz, who chairs the Commons home affairs select committee that called Mr Buckles to give
G4S has been under fire since it emerged last week that 3,500 extra military personnel have had to be deployed to meet the firm’s shortfall in trained security guards for the Games. Police have also helped fill gaps left by G4S.
Ministers insist the security of the Games will not be compromised.
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