§ Mr. Spring
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how many times the advisory panel on the vacant plinth in Trafalgar Square has met; 
(2) what discussions he has had with the advisory panel on the vacant plinth in Trafalgar Square. 
§ Mr. Alan Howarth
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State joined Sir John Mortimer, Chairman, and some members of the advisory panel at their inaugural meeting last month. The full membership of the panel will be announced shortly and I understand that a second meeting is now being arranged.