Andrew Selous

South West Bedfordshire

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 have written already to Education Ministers about Polish language A-Levels. If re-elected I will continue to raise your concerns on this matter.

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?

I am very well aware of how much Poland helped the United Kingdom in the Second World War not least with so many spitfire pilots. I think that positive message should be promoted rather than censorship imposed. False allegations should certainly always be robustly challenged though.

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

I certainly recognise that controlled immigration of people who come work, contribute and pay taxes like so many poles does contribute to the benefit of the United Kingdom.

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 don’t support retrospective legislation and if the British people chose to leave the European Union I think any new immigration rules should apply from that point.

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

If I am re-elected I would be delighted to join the All Party Parliamentary Group on Poland.


Questions were sent out before the elections.