Experts warn a population boom will pile pressure on an already stretched public services
Figures showed there were 776,700 births in Britain in 2015, the second highest total in Europe behind France.
The statistic adds to fears that health, housing and education services in Britain are at crisis point.
Eurostat, the EU’s data arm, said more than five million babies were born in the bloc in 2015.
France had 799,700, Germany 737,600, Italy 485,800, Spain 418,400 and Poland 369,300.
We need to make sure we have enough people paying into the system so it can cope
Jane Collins – Ukip MEP
Analysis by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that one in four births in Britain is to a mother born outside this country.
It is feared that high birth rates could prove seriously problematic for Britain’s already struggling public services and infrastructure.
Ukip home affairs spokeswoman Jane Collins MEP said: “There is a problem with access to affordable housing, with people already living here unable to get on the housing ladder or move up to bigger properties because of an ageing population.
Figures showed there were 776,700 births in Britain in 2015
“We also know there are people unable to get GP appointments who are going to A&E with minor problems. This is not only costly but delays treatment for people in need.
“We have schools struggling with class sizes and parents unable to get younger children into the same schools as older siblings.
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“This is what affects people on a day-to-day basis. We need to make sure we have enough people paying into the system so it can cope, rather than people coming to Britain to take what they can out of it.”
Latest statistics show that net immigration – the difference between people entering and leaving Britain – stands at 273,000.
The Office for Budget Responsibility said the Government’s objective of reducing immigration to the “tens of thousands” in the next four years could not be achieved.
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Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed to quit the single market, to end free movement for EU citizens and to regain full and tighter control of EU migration after Brexit.
The OBR predicts net inward migration will fall to 185,000 by 2021.
But experts suggest that at this level of net migration the British population will pass the 70 million mark in 2026.
Alp Memhet, vice-chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: “What these figures don’t do is challenge the assertion that the UK’s population will grow by half a million a year for the foreseeable future.
“We are already seeing the fastest population growth for nearly a century. That is why it is imperative that immigration is reduced.”