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Documents on Germany, 1944-1959 : background documents on Germany, 1944-1959, and a chronology of political developments affecting Berlin, 1945-1956
(1959)

Paris protocols amending the Brussels Treaty and establishing the Western European Union, October 23, 1954,   pp. 124-141 PDF (6.2 MB)


Page 139

DOCUMENTS ON GERMANY, 1944-59
2. Such statements shall also be furnished by each member of West-
ern European Union in respect of its internal defence and police forces
and its other forces under national control stationed on the mainland
of Europe including a, statement of stocks held there for its forces
stationed overseas.
3. The statements shall be correlated with the relevant submissions
to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
ARTICLE 14
As regards the forces under N.A.T.O. authority, the Agency shall
verify in consultation with the appropriate N.A.T.O. authorities that
the total quantities stated under Article 13 are consistent with the
quantities recognised as required by the units of the members con-
cerned under N.A.T.O. authority, and with the conclusions and data
recorded in the documents approved by the North Atlantic Council
in connexion with the N.A.T.O. Annual Review.
ARTICLE 1 5
As regards internal defence and police forces, the total quantities
of their armaments to be accepted as appropriate by the Agency shall
be those notified by the members, provided that they remain within
the limits laid down in the further agreements to be concluded by the
members of Western European Union on the strength and armaments
of the internal defence and police forces on the mainland of Europe.
ARTICLE 16
As regards other forces remaining under national control, the total
quantities of their armaments to be accepted as appropriate by the
Agency shall be those notified to the Agency by the members.
ARTICLE 17
The figures furnished by members for the total quantities of arma-
ments under Articles 15 and 16 shall correspond to the size and mission
of the forces concerned.
ARTICLE 1 8
The provisions of Articles 14 and 17 shall not apply to the High
Contracting Parties and to the categories of weapons covered in
Article 3 of Protocol No. III. Stocks of the weapons in question shall
be determined in conformity with the procedure laid down in that
Article and shall be notified to the Agency by the Council of the
Western European Union.
ARTICLE 1 9
The figures obtained by the Agency under Articles 14, 15, 16 and
18 shall be reported to the Council as appropriate levels for the current
control year for the members of Western European Union. Any
discrepancies between the figures stated under Article 13, paragraph
1, and the quantities recognised under Article 14 will also be reported.
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