§ Mr. Hancock
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Answer of 28 April 2003,Official Report, column 126W, on North Korea, what discussions the Government have had with international partners in the last six months; and what meetings are scheduled to discuss the situation in North Korea. 
§ Mr. Rammell
The Government are in close and regular consultation with international partners on the issue of North Korea's nuclear programmes. The UK has participated in talks about DPRK in a range of international fora including the UN and the EU. My right hon. Friends the Prime Minister, the Foreign Secretary and I are in contact with US, Chinese, Russian, South Korean and Japanese colleagues, on North Korea, and will continue to work with them and other key partners to find a peaceful and lasting resolution to this issue.