Mass migration fuels baby boom: One in SIX of all new European babies now born in UK

Experts said the baby explosion was in part fuelled by mass migration to the UK, with more than one in four children born here now having foreign mothers. 

The shock figures prompted fears that schools, hospitals, GP surgeries and local authorities will struggle to cope. 

Simon Ross, of the Population Matters pressure group, called on the Government to encourage smaller families. 

He warned: “A high birth rate, combined with high net migration and people living longer, means more pressure on housing, services and transport. 

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