The Home Secretary has confirmed that she has signed a "comprehensive mutual legal assistance" agreement with Jordan which could aid efforts to deport radical cleric Abu Qatada.
Theresa May said the agreement is "fully reciprocal and offers considerable advantages to both countries, and reflects our joint commitment to tacking international crime".
"I believe that the treaty we have agreed with Jordan - once ratified by both parliaments - will finally make possible the deportation of Abu Qatada.
"But as I have warned the House before, even when the treaty is fully ratified, it will not mean that Qatada will be on a plane to Jordan within days".
The Home Secretary pinned her hopes for ousting Abu Qatada from Britain on a fresh deal with the Jordanians.
A Tory MP and former government lawyer give their view on the UK potentially withdrawing from the ECHR to aid Abu Qatada's deportation.
The Government has been refused permission to take its fight to remove preacher Abu Qatada from the UK to the Supreme Court.