Qatada ruling 'in March'
A ruling on the Government’s appeal against Abu Qatada’s right to stay in the UK is expected in March, according to a Tory MP.
Mark Reckless revealed his office had phoned the Court of Appeal and found out the date, but Theresa May said the Government did not yet have a date.
"Their early indications to us was that they recognised the importance of the AQ case and therefore there was an impression given that they may expedite the case but we wait to see what date they actually give us," the Home Secretary told the Home Affairs Select Committee.
Mr Qatada won his appeal against deportation to Jordan, where he is wanted on suspicion of terrorism offences, at the Special Immigration Appeals Commission last month – a decision described by Ms May as “deeply unsatisfactory”.