Second Session of the Consultative Assembly
Winston Churchill makes several interventions. He tables a motion (Doc.47) on the creation of a European Army. The text is adopted (Recommendation 52 (1950)). "This... was the most important decision yet taken by the Consultative Assembly. It reflected the state of disquiet which prevailed in Europe". (Spaak: "The continuing battle", p.217).
The Committee of Ministers replies (Resolution (50) 48) that defence matters do not fall within its competence.