Home Office powerless as legal loophole leaves underage child brides free to join husbands in Britain
If the girl is wed lawfully in her homeland then her husband cannot be prosecuted under UK law, Theresa May's Home Office admitted
Child brides from overseas can legally enter Britain because of a legal loophole.
If the girl is wed lawfully in her homeland her husband cannot be prosecuted under UK law, Theresa May's Home Office said.
Officials made the admission after the Bishop of St Albans Alan Smith asked the House of Lords what steps the Government was taking to protect girls already in under-age marriages from coming into the UK.
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