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    G4S Olympic breakdown prompts ministers to ‘see again’ over outsourcing


    To deliver certain services in the aftermath of G4S security failures at the Olympics, two seniors ministers have questioned the use of the private firms. Troops were formulate in at the Games after the private company was unable to accommodate enough security guards. Jeremy Hunt, the Culture Secretary stated that he had made realize again about the default use of private contractors.

    Base to the Defence Secretary Philip Hammond, the state is the only one that could provide a large scale of contingency back up. For Olympic events, G4S had a £284m contract to provide 10,400 staff. However, it could not supply enough personnel, leaving some 4,700 members of the armed forces to stand in. The firm described its failures as a humiliating shambles and it was forced to apologize.

    The G4s stated that it has donated £2.5m to the armed forces with Mr. Hammond saying that the donations would go some way in recognizing the extra work placed on the military. In London 2012, some of the 18,000 service personnel provided support it including Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force Staff.

    Base on the Labor, the problems demonstrated that the dangers of outsourcing security to the private sector and all future private tenders for back office policing functions should put on hold. MR. Hunt told 5liveBreakfast that it must be remembered that while there had been serious failures in the firm’s management, many thousands of their staff had turned up for work and done a great job.

    He think that they have to have an open mind. They will all look at the execution of G4S in this situation and it does make you think again about the use of private companies in certain situations. He think that you have to be pragmatic about it. Mr./ Hammond a former businessman told the independent that he went into a government with a starting prejudice that should learn from the private sector but now acknowledge that model was not always the best way to handle big projects. He suggested that the issues with G4S had been quite informative for ministers. He think that there’s a lot that the public sector still has to learn from the way private sector does things.

    Procurement lessons: Chris Mason of the BBC’s political correspondent stated that the comments should not be over evaluated in terms of what they meant for the government arrangement on opening up public services. However, he said that they showed a willingness by ministers to question the regularity of the just-in-time model for private sector rendition to maximize efficiency. Then the ministry of defense spokesman react that it was patently precise that there were variety in how the armed forces and G4S had handled security. But, the spokesman said that the private sector still offered best process in most areas and the MoD would be announcing plans soon to originate greater commercial skills into its procurement chain.

    A senior Royal Air Force officer has suggested the armed forces could take two years to recover from the extra deployment for the Olympics.