There are no grounds for the government to apologise to parents and children separated by forced adoption in Britain between the 50s and 70s, Children's Minister Tim Loughton says.
This follows an early day motion supporting calls for an apology signed by 62 MPs.
Phil Frampton, who was given up by his mother in 1954, says he feels "very strongly" about an apology.
"The government had a responsibility at the time to protect all of its citizens... these women had broken no laws," he told the Today programme.
Lyn Rodden who gave up her son Mark when she was 19, also believes an apology is needed.
"Surely one government follows another government... they take on the responsibilities of the previous government," she said.
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