§ Mr. Dalyell
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on discussions with the Government of Iran about nuclear weapons proliferation. 
§ Mr. MacShane
[holding answer 14 October 2003]: We have a regular dialogue with the Government of Iran on a range of issues of mutual concern. This includes discussion of Iran's nuclear programme.
My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary, together with his colleagues from France and Germany visited Tehran last week for intensive discussion with the Iranian Government on the issue of Iran's nuclear programmes and the need for Iran to co-operate fully and actively with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
The Foreign Secretary issued a written ministerial statement on 23 October about his visit.