The home affairs committee chairman Keith Vaz last night told BBC News the Abu Qatada case had cost taxpayers £1 million:
At the moment, it looks pretty farcical that a very dangerous man is now put on bail having gone through the court system for seven years and having cost the taxpayer £1 million.
What we need to do is study the judgment carefully and to try to persuade the Jordanians to do the only thing that the courts wanted them to which is to strengthen the Jordanian criminal code.
Successive governments have tried for years to deport him but Qatada has fought them every step of the way. What next in the ongoing battle?
The terror suspect smiled as he arrived home, having been freed from jail as a result of a win in the latest round of his deportation fight.
Terror suspect Abu Qatada will be released from prison today after winning the latest round in his fight against deportation to Jordan.