Cooper comments on troops for olympics
- Published on Tuesday, 24 July 2012 15:52
- Posted by Scott Buckler
Yvette Cooper MP, Labour's Shadow Home Secretary, commenting on the announcement today that 1,200 troops who had been on standby for security at the Olympics Games have been deployed, said
"We must all thank the additional military personnel and also the police officers who have now been asked to step in to help ensure a safe and secure Games. They will do a fantastic job and the whole country is grateful. The priority now is for everyone to pull together to ensure this is a great sporting spectacle. We all want to get on and enjoy the Olympics.
"After enjoying what I hope will be a brilliant Games, the public will rightly expect the Government to return to Parliament in September to answer important questions about why G4S was allowed to fail, the deployment of these additional troops at this point as well as the 3,500 already deployed, and the information given by the Home Secretary to Parliament."