Dominic Raab

Esher and Walton

Conservative

AQA has taken a unilateral decision to scrap the A-level in Polish from 2018. Are you going to lobby the AQA to reverse their decision? If yes, are there any other actions which you would undertake in order to preserve the Polish A-level?!

I can’t tell AQA what exams to offer, since they are independent. I would be willing, after the election, to write and ask for an explanation though.

Poland was the most loyal ally of Britain in the Second World War. Would you support a ban on British media falsely labelling the German concentration and death camps as being “Polish” e.g. Polish ghetto, death camps of Poland, or, Poland’s Auschwitz?

If you give me some concrete examples, I would raise the issue on your behalf with the broadcaster in question. I think most people understand the death camps were German-run.

Do you support promoting information about the positive contribution of Polish immigrants to the economy of the UK?

Yes, I am the son of a Czech immigrant, so I have a soft spot of eastern Europeans!

In the event of Brexit, would you support granting an unconditional Indefinite Leave To Remain to the EU citizens who have lived and worked in Britain under the freedom of movement rules?

I would certainly want to consider it carefully for longstanding EU residents.

If you were to be elected to the Parliament, would you join and support the activities of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Poland?

I’m not sure, because I have so many commitments already.


Questions were sent out before the elections.