Britain now has one of the highest birth rates for older women in the world, with 3.8 per cent of babies born to mothers over 40.Children face an unprecedented scramble for primary school places following forecasts that pupil numbers will rise by more than 500,000 in only eight years.By 2033 that will become 42 per cent, according to projections on marriage.
And I have been the dad who apologized for checking his phone when a text dinged while on a date.
Schools will come under intense pressure as the number of four to 11-year-olds increases to its highest level since the 1970s.
They will be forced to accommodate 540,000 extra youngsters at a time of severe public spending cuts, prompting fears that pupils will be taught in classes of more than 40 or in temporary buildings.
Labour preferred diversity to stability and failed children – the new Government needs to turn this around.’ Single people and cohabiting couples will significantly outnumber the married by the 2030s, the ONS said.
Already the proportion of people who are husbands or wives has fallen below half the adult population to 49 per cent.