Nick Clegg has said the Government does "not want" Abu Qatada back in the UK, even if a Jordanian court has found him not guilty of a charge of conspiring to commit terrorism.
The cleric, who was extradited from the UK last July, is still facing a further charge in Jordan and remains in custody there.
The Lib Dem leader told his weekly phone-in on LBC radio; “It was important that we sent Abu Qatada back to Jordan after lengthy delays.
"What is clear to me is that he needed to face justice and he needed to face justice outside of this country, and that’s what this government achieved,"
"We need to have to have a close look at this ruling. But we don’t want this man back," he added.
More top news
A grandmother says she was outraged after her grandson was segregated from his classmates by a cardboard screen - for being one minute late.
Leaked documents have revealed the first known picture of Mohammed Emwazi - named as IS militant Jihadi John - as a student in London.
With March just around the corner it's looking like this winter will be the sunniest on record (data goes back to 1929).