Department for Education written question – answered on 10 May 2016.

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Photo of Baroness Howells of St Davids Baroness Howells of St Davids Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Movement for an Adoption Apology campaign, whether they have any plans to make a public apology to the mothers whose children were taken away from them between the 1950s and 1980s.

Photo of Lord Nash Lord Nash The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The Government has a great deal of sympathy for those women and children who were affected by the pressures to give children up for adoption. Their accumulated experiences clearly show them to be victims of the prevailing moral and social behaviour of their time. Governments have subsequently done much to resolve these social ills in the past.

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