Made for Mums
November 23, 2009


Almost a third of Britons would support a law capping the number of children per family, according to a survey by the London newspaper Metro.

Limiting parents to having just one or two children was necessary to combat over-population, according to 29% of those surveyed.

Less than half said they would oppose such a law, similar to those imposed on Chinese families who restrict parents to one child per family.

The British population is currently 61 million and is set to exceed 70 million by 2029. However, none of the main political parties has ever suggested limiting the number of children families can have.

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