To ask Her Majesty's Government how many North Korean diplomats are stationed in London and how many British diplomats are in North Korea; and what representations they have made to those diplomats in London about concerns over recent cross-border incidents on the Korean peninsula.
There are five diplomats from North Korea based in London. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office employs approximately 10 staff in Pyongyang. This includes UK-based civil servants and locally engaged staff. For operational and security reasons, we cannot provide a more detailed breakdown. Senior officials in the UK, and our ambassador to Pyongyang, expressed to the North Korean authorities grave concern about the recent cross-border incidents, and urged restraint.