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'File 10/3 III Qatar Oil Concession' [‎167r] (358/470)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (223 folios). It was created in 27 Jan 1934-24 Mar 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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3. The employees ol the Company in (^atr shall at
all times oe British subjects or subjects of the Sheikh,
providecl that, with the consent of His JVfeijesty's
Government, such persons of other nationality as are
reQuired for the efficient carrying on of the undertaking
may he employed.
Notwithstanding anything contained in the
Agreement oetween the Company and the Sheikh, the
importation of foreign native labour shall he subject to
the approval of 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. in the Persian
Gulf.
4. For the purpose of dealing with the Qatr
authorities one of the superior local employees of the
Company, who shall be a British subject, shall be
designated chief local representative of the Company in
^atr. The approval of His Majesty*s Government shall be
required for the person so designated. He will be
ordinarily resident in Qatr and will be responsible for
the Company's local relations with the Qatr authorities,
which shall be conducted through the political
representative of His Majesty's Government in Qatr if and
when such a representative is appointed.
5. Subject to the terms of the concession the
Company undertakes at all times to pay due deference to
the wishes of the sheikh of c^atr and to the advice of the
political representative (if any) of His Majesty's
Government in Qatr and 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. in the
Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. .
6. The right given to the Company by its agreement
with the Sheikh to utilise means of transportation by air
shall be subject to any general regulations for civil
aircraft made by the Sheikh on the advice of His
jesty's Government.

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The volume contains 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. in Bushire, 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. in Bahrain and the Secretary of State for India, on the Qatar oil concession, on the Southern boundary of Qatar and on the role of Ibn Saud in the negotiation.

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There is an index at the end of the volume ( folios 211-216).

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1 volume (223 folios)
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The papers in this file are arranged in chronological order. There is an index at the end of the volume, on folios 211-216. 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 is on top right-hand corner, starting on the first page of writing and finishing on the back cover. The numbering is in pencil, enclosed by a circle and starts with 1, then 115, 116A, 116B, 116C, then carries on until 221, which is the last number given. There is a second pagination on the top right corner, uncircled, starting on folio 22 (numbered 21) to folio 100 (numbered 99) and then from folio 116a (numbered 113) until folio 210 (numbered 207).

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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