Delegates seated round table, outside of St James Palace.
St James' Palace, London.
Opening of the Council of Europe.
MS. Man testing microphone in conference room, and L.S. LS. Empty conference room. LS. Ernest Bevin Foreign secretary and other delegates filing into room, and going to their places LMS. Bevin sitting down. LMS. and M.S. Bevin speaking. First of all explains wait for cameras then welcomes delegates: 'I want to extend on behalf of His Majesty's Government a hearty welcome to my colleagues from Europe, the countries in Europe, today, and I trust that the work that has already been done in the preliminary stages will lead to final results and the promotion of great unity throughout Europe'. LV. Pan of conference. SCU. Bevin. MS. Press cameramen. LS. Conference table. CU. Bevin arriving and shaking hands. CU. Bevin smiling. MS. Bevin and others at table. MS. Other general shots of delegates (2 shots). MS. Count Carlo Sforza, Italian Foreign Minister and others. On his right is Duke Tomaso Gallarati-Scotti, Italian Ambassador in London. SCU. Mr. Sean MacBride, Erin foreign minister. MS. Delegates round table. LMS. Exterior view of St. James Palace with traffic passing in foreground. MS. Cars parked in courtyard. CU. Number plate and 'CD' on front of one of the cars. MS. Mr. Bevin leaving conference. SCU. Joseph M Bech, Luxembourg Foreign Minister entering car.