Qatada legal costs reach £1.7m

The legal costs to the public purse of attempting to remove radical cleric Abu Qatada since 2005 total £1,716,306, the Home Secretary has said in a letter to MPs.

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Qatada costs 'could have paid for 90 new constables'

The Government has been trying to deport Qatada to Jordan, where he was convicted of terror charges in his absence in 1999, for around eight years

I am shocked that Abu Qatada's legal costs alone could have employed 90 new constables for a year.

– Keith Vaz MP

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