§ Mr. Steen
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has for the relocation of Sir Walter Raleigh's statue in Whitehall; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Yeo
A study has been commissioned to consider the siting of the proposed new statue of Lord Alanbrooke on Raleigh green, Whitehall. Although the study is not yet complete, there are no current plans that include the relocation of Sir Walter Raleigh's statue elsewhere. However, it is clear that a repositioning within the green will be needed. The siting plans emerging from the study will shortly be ready for consultation with interested parties, including the Royal Fine Arts Commission, English Heritage and Westminster City Council and no final decision will be taken until that is complete.