British Transport Police ask for 1968 Firearms Act to be amended

Up to 12,000 officers will ensure the safety of athletes, spectators and guests

Maximum limit is currently set at 28 days

The measures under section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 were initially suspended by the government in July

Centre will be provided with high-tech terror-training equipment and weapons

Hotel managers to learn how to plan, prepare and recover from a possible terrorist attack

National Exercise programme announced to test procedures in scenarios including counter terrorism

Critics have dismissed the system as too vague

Two new multi-view explosive detection x ray machines and a number of bottled liquid scanners on trial

Review will see how the current strand of the counter-terrorism programme can work more effectively.

Centre is being developed and operated by a self-funding agency of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Aims include to enhance protective security measures and strike a better balance between liberty and security.

Report states that activity in cyberspace is stated to continue to evolve as a direct national security and economic threat.

Report warns that Britain must be prepared for different types of terrorist attack.

Report states that strategic interests and responsibilities overseas could in some circumstances justify the threat or use of military force.