§ 55. Mr. Warbey
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what provision has been made in the London Agreements to prevent the re-creation of German national armed forces and a German General staff.
§ 67. Mr. Emrys Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what further proposals he intends making to prevent the re-creation of German militarism.
§ Sir A. Eden
The agreements reached at the London Conference and signed in Paris are based on a system of national 215W armed forces with national staffs. The forces of members of the Western European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation on the Continent of Europe will be under the authority of the Supreme Allied Commander Europe and his integrated headquarters at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe and will be subject to effective controls in respect of size, location, armaments and logistics.
Her Majesty's Government are satisfied that German membership of the Western European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and these controls over the armed forces of member Governments provide the best possible basis for associating the Federal Republic with the democratic nations of the West.