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'File 10/3 II Qatar Oil Concession' [‎166r] (346/520)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (252 folios). It was created in 1916-1934. 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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should be the person responsible lor nominating the
third arbitrator • iiiu ^umpdny said t'iat they were
perfectly willing to accept the Political Evident.
The Court of International Juoiice had been substituted
in deference to the Sheikh, who had indicated that he
saw objection to bringing in the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency.
and wished for some other authority, TLe Company
had thereupon originally suggested the President of
the Court of International Justice, to which the
Shoikh had replied that he might be an En-ii^hman,
and in these circumstances the Court had been
substituted. It war. agreed that there was no need
for Mi . Chisholm to raise this point with the "hcikh
at the present time.
The attention of the Company was drawn to
the fact that this article as it stood raised several
very important questions.
(cO Jurisdiction . This had been referred to in
the discussion at the 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. on 11th jecember.
The Company stated that they would welcome the
exercise of jurisdiction by H.11 %3-« and had already
made it clear that they were not prepared to agre^ to
the n heikh f s request that he should exercise jurisdiction
in disputes between their employees and his subjects.
(b) The Company agreed in the second sentence of
the article to add the word if suitaole M in front of the ,
word "labourers" in line 5 and to delete the words
"or demand unreasonable wages 11 .
(c)/

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The papers in this volume date mostly from 1933-1934. The volume contains copies of correspondence between the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. at Bahrain and the Secretary of State for India in London about oil concession in Qatar and the negotiations between the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) and the Sheikh of Qatar.

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There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 243-247).

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1 volume (252 folios)
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The items in the volume are arranged in chronological order from earliest to latest with earlier documents attached to the file. There is an index at the end of the volume, on folios 243-247. The index is arranged chronologically and refers to documents within the volume; it gives brief description of the correspondence with a reference number, which refers back to that correspondence in the volume.

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The foliation starts on the first page of writing on the top right-hand corner and finishes on the back cover, on folio 252. Numbers are in pencil, circled. There is a second foliation in blue crayon first and then in black pencil on the top centre and then on the top right corner, uncircled, starting on folio 1 (numbered 1) to folio 26 (numbered 26) , then folio 27 (numbered 26a) to folio 47 (numbered 26v), folio 48 (numbered 27) ending on folio 242 (numbered 220).

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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