LONDON (AFP) - Britain’s interior ministry said on Monday that it had applied for permission to appeal against a decision by judges preventing terror suspect Abu Qatada from being extradited to Jordan. “We confirm that we have submitted our grounds for appeal,” a Home Office spokesman told AFP. A judge will now consider the ministry’s application for an appeal, which can be made only on a point of law. Abu Qatada was released last month following the ruling that he could not be extradited over fears that evidence obtained through torture could be used in his trial.