§ Llew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information has been received(a) by his Department and (b) by the United Kingdom mission to the United Nations in respect of the nuclear programmes in North Korea, following the visit of the UN Special Envoy, Maurice Strong, to Pyongyang on 22 May. 
§ Mr. MacShane
Mr. Strong gave a briefing to diplomats based in Pyongyang before his return to New York. The briefing was general in nature, and did not go into detail about the discussions that he had with his North Korean interlocutors. Our Embassy in Pyongyang passed details about the briefing to the relevant departments in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. To date, Mr. Strong has not passed any information to the Mission to the United Nations.