Eleanor Laing asks Home Secretary for reassurance on local policing levels
Eleanor Laing calls on the Home Secretary for reassurance that policing levels will not be adversely affected by the need to provide additional security at the Olympics.
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest) (Con): Will the Home Secretary reassure the House and people who live in areas such as my Epping Forest constituency, which is close to the Olympic park, hosts an Olympic venue and, indeed, a Ministry of Defence security site, that normal levels of policing and security that are necessary at this time will not be adversely affected by the current situation?
Mrs May: Of course all parties involved have been working to ensure that the security that is provided is the security that is needed for the Olympic games. That is what is being put in place, and that is why we took the contingency arrangements we did in immediately calling in those 3,500 troops to ensure that we could maintain the levels of security we require.