Where is YOUR money going? EU migrant mothers ‘cost the NHS a staggering £1.3 BILLION’

The number of babies born to non-EU-born mothers also remained steady at between about 109,000 and 130,000 a year, as the number born to women from other EU member states grew.

Figures are not published in the same format for Scotland and Northern Ireland but their official records also indicate a jump in numbers thanks to EU immigration, particularly after 2004 when the then Labour government gave citizens from new member states free rein to work in the UK when most other countries set restrictions.

The number of babies born in Scotland to women originally from other EU countries rose from 1,096 in 2004, about two per cent of the total born there that year, to 4,398 in 2014, or eight per cent of the total.

In Northern Ireland, the number of children born to women originally from the “A8” countries which joined the EU in 2004 – Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia – jumped from just 34 in 2004, or 0.15 per cent of total births in that year, to 1,258 in 2014, or five per cent of the total.

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