§ Mr. Corbyn
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what actions have been taken by Her Majesty's Government to ensure that representations are made to the Government of North Korea concerning the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
We have supported resolutions in the International Atomic Energy Agency. The co-depositaries of the non-proliferation treaty—Britain, the United States and Russia—issued a statement on 1 April calling on North Korea to reconsider its announcement to withdraw from the non-proliferation treaty and comply with its safeguards agreement. We fully supported the president of the Security Council's statement of 8 April which encouraged the International Atomic Energy Agency to continue to seek a settlement of the issue. The Twelve have issued statements and the Presidency, on behalf of the Twelve, has made representations to the Government of North Korea. We will remain active.