Formal Minutes |
Tuesday 18 September 2012
Keith Vaz, in the Chair
Dr Julian Huppert
Mr David Winnick
Draft Report (Olympic Security), proposed by the Chair,
brought up and read.
Ordered, That the draft
Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.
Paragraphs 1 to 16 read and agreed to.
Paragraph 17 read as follows
'G4S continued to produce data which appeared to
show that there was not a serious problem. Charles Farr told us
that, on 1 July, he was given data that showed that 37,000 people
had passed the G4S interview, 25,000 had been security screened,
21,000 had been accredited, 14,700 had been SIA trained and 9,000
were ready to work. So it is not surprising that, given these
assurances about the absolute numbers already ready for work and
still in the pipeline, everybody accepted the reassurance that
this was a minor and temporary problem.'
Amendment proposed, in line 4, to leave out from
'work' to the end of the paragraph and add
'Given these assurances about the absolute numbers
already ready for work and still in the pipeline, it would be
understandable if everybody had accepted the reassurance that
this was a minor and temporary problem, so Mr Farr and ministers
therefore deserve credit for having begun to take contingency
action notwithstanding the assurances which they were still receiving
from G4S.'(Mark Reckless.)
Question put, That the amendment be made.
The Committee divided.
Ayes, 4 Noes, 1
Dr Julian Huppert
|Mr David Winnick
Amendment agreed to.
Paragraph 17, as amended, read and agreed to.
Paragraphs 18 to 40 read and agreed to.
Annex agreed to.
Resolved, That the Report,
as amended, be the Seventh Report of the Committee to the House.
Ordered, That the Chair
make the Report to the House.
Ordered, That embargoed
copies of the Report be made available, in accordance with the
provisions of Standing Order No. 134.
[Adjourned till Tuesday 16 October at 2.30 pm