§ Mr. Spring
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he expects to make an announcement about what will stand on the vacant plinth in Trafalgar square. 
§ Mr. Alan Howarth
An advisory group has been set up under the chairmanship of Sir John Mortimer to advise my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State on the future of the vacant plinth in Trafalgar square. The group is expected to make its recommendations during the spring of next year.