'File 29/33 PRICE CONTROL'

IOR/R/15/2/794

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The record is made up of 1 file (74 folios). It was created in 3 Oct 1945-26 May 1948. It was written in English and Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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The file contains correspondence about fixing profit rates on several goods including wheat, dates, sugar, rice, spare parts, watches and typewriters, as well as the relaxation of price controls on commodities usually classified as luxury goods, such as cigarettes, toiletries and medicines. Most of these goods are described as imports from India, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, to Manama and Muharraq in Bahrain. The file also contains complaint letters from both the Singer Sewing Machine Company in Baghdad and Electric & Musical Industries Limited in England, regarding the adverse effect of Bahrain price controls on their profit margins. Also included in the file are the minutes of two meetings of the Bahrain Government's Food Control Committee about the removal of price controls and export restrictions, as well as new and amending Price and Export Control Orders for Bahrain in 1946 and 1947, drafted by the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. . Most of the file correspondence is between the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. at Bahrain and the Director of Customs and Port Officer for Bahrain (also acting in his dual capacity as Food Controller).

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1 file (74 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in chronological order from the front to the rear of the file. Folios 63-75 are file notes.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 76; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 2-29; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled, and are located in the same position as the main sequence.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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Archival file

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British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers
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Archive reference
IOR/R/15/2/794
Former external reference(s)
Confidential Series: 29/33

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3 Oct 1945-26 May 1948 (CE, Gregorian)

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