MR TERRY Banfield is again very wrong in his reasoning for birth control. Of course, if families only had a third of children they could afford to feed them much more easily.

Also he states that cultivation and irrigation are not the problem. If he ever left his castle in Llanyravon and visited these lands that have no running water or food to hand, he would see that properly managed irrigation of water would give these people the right to grow and eat their own produce. The billions we give in aid would be far better spent on new water supplies, so let him forget his rants on the rich and powerful.

Bob Urie, Bath Green, Cwmbran