Jordan's decision to approve a treaty with the UK designed to trigger the removal of radical cleric Abu Qatada has been welcomed by the Home Office.
A spokesman said: "The Government remains committed to securing Qatada's deportation as quickly as possible.
"We are pleased the Jordanian parliament has approved the treaty and we await its full ratification by the Jordanian government and the completion of ratification procedures in the UK."
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