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2012 security spending could top £2billion

So the £2billion plus figure which emerged from Sky's rather garbled account of the security costs of the Olympics may not be so far off the mark. The Telegraph reports that 'Baroness Neville Jones conceded to parliament that "much" of the £1.131 billion for the two years of the government's 2011-2013 counter-terrorism budgets would be devoted to the Olympics in 2012.'

That doesn't include the revised budget of £470million (which could still be £600million) plus £280million and the general contingency of £500million.

So, the Telegraph points out, Baroness Neville Jones had actually indicated in her speech that 'the end cost, in the event of a major security scare, may very well top £2 billion.'


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