Security for the Olympics has not been compromised by the failure of G4S to recruit enough security staff, London 2012 chairman Lord Coe has said.
It emerged last Wednesday that 3,500 troops were being drafted in to plug gaps in staff provision.
“We will work very hard, we will remedy this – security will not be compromised,” he told BBC Radio 5 live.
Meanwhile, Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman told Sky News the government had failed to properly monitor G4S.
Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper also said there had “been fantastic work delivering the venues and so on but it’s not just about G4S letting the country down – why on earth did the Home Office not know what was happening?”
BBC’s political correspondent Robin Brant said Labour is hoping Home Secretary Theresa May will go to Parliament on Monday to update MPs.
The party thinks there are “serious questions” for Mrs May over the extent to which the Home Office had oversight over the contract, our correspondent said.
G4S has said it stands to lose up to £50m on the contract, worth a total of about £280m, after being unable to provide the 10,000 staff it had been contracted to deliver.
- BBC News