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Could G4S have done more? Olympics and W2W

Could G4S have done more?  Olympics and W2W

The home secretary is making an urgent statement in the Commons on Olympics security. It has emerged an extra 3,500 troops are needed.

The defence secretary had been due to submit a written statement but Labour tabled an urgent question to the House.
The troops are in addition to 13,500 already agreed, amid fears contractor G4S may not have enough trained staff.

G4S said it had

“encountered some delays” in processing applicants through the final stages of training.

Labour’s Tessa Jowell said there was “clearly a serious problem”.
G4S is being paid £300m to supply 10,000 guards for the Games, but it has not been able to guarantee it can deliver that number.

Security minister James Brokenshire told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that G4S had previously been very clear about their ability to comply with the terms of their contract.

Maybe we are missing something here.

The W2W division of G4S is doing exceptionally well….. why didn’t the company do more to support this division of the business.  We have the Work Programme and the need to place thousands of people into work. G4S gave clear commitments around how it would be delivering the Work Programme in respects to making opportunities available to jobseekers. This is a real opportunity lost..



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