Home Secretary Theresa May giving evidence at the Home Affairs Select Committee on 24 April 2012
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Theresa May defends Abu Qatada appeal deadline advice

Home Secretary Theresa May has said she was given "unambiguous" legal advice about the deadline for an appeal over the deportation of Abu Qatada.

She told MPs that government lawyers had been "consistent" and "absolutely clear" that the deadline was Monday 16 April and not a day later - as claimed by the radical cleric's lawyers.

She refuted suggestions that the situation had become farcical, telling David Winnick MP and the rest of the Home Affairs Select Committee that she acted appropriately.

  • 24 Apr 2012
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