Notes, Dec. 14, 1925

The Rev. Sir James Marchant, Secretary of the National Council for the Promotion of Race-Regeneration, commented upon statistics released last week which showed the birth rate in England to have slumped to 18.8 per 1,000—lowest since the War, lower than that in France. "Had birth rate among the feeble-minded and criminal classes fallen, we should all have rejoiced, but the facts behind the figures are that the birth rate is falling among our better classes and skilled workmen.

Eight months ago Lord Apsley, eldest son of the Earl of Bathurst, set out for Australia as...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!