Olympics (Security)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 20th February 2012.

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Photo of Philip Hammond Philip Hammond The Secretary of State for Defence 2:30 pm, 20th February 2012

We do not yet have numbers for the final distribution between the different locations, but clearly the major venues will be in London and I would expect the majority of armed forces personnel deployed to be at those venues. With regard to command and control, the police are in overall control. The specific arrangements for integrating the military into the command structure will vary from place to place and task to task. A series of exercises is now taking place, one purpose of which is to test the proposals for integrating military and police command and ensure that they are robust.