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'File 86/1 VI (D 97) Kuwait Oil' [‎107r] (234/486)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (242 folios). It was created in 7 Feb 1934-30 Apr 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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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. ,
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I am desired to refer to the discussion at the India
Office on 13th February with you and Mr. Stevens regarding the
proposed provision at the beginning of clause Z of the points
to be included in the agreement "between His Majesty's Government
and the ICoweit Oil Company,which states ?T The Koweit Oil Company
shall remain a company in which not more than 50^ of the
capital and voting power is directly or indirectly ccntrolled
by persons other than British' subjects."
I am to say that His Majesty 1 s Government are prepared
to agree to the omission of this provision, on the understanding
that if at any time the Anglo-Persian Oil Company should
contemplate alienating any portion of their present 50^ holding
in the Koweit Oil Company to any company or person whatever,
they would, before talcing any steps in this direction, first
inform His Majesty T s Government of their desire to do so, in
order to give the latter an opportunity of considering their
attitude towards such a proposal.
On hearing from you that the Anglo-Persian Oil Company
are able to accept this understanding, we should agree to the
omission of the provision in question from clause 2, which
would then read: Notwithstanding anything contained in
Article 14 of the Agreement between the Company and the Sheikh
the obligations and benefits of that agreement shall not be
transferred to any other ccmpany without the prior consent
in writing of His Majesty's Government, and shall not be
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transferred to any company in which more than of tne
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Content

The correspondence in the volume relates to three main areas of discussion:

The volume also contains file notes (folios 220-225) which list each individual item of correspondence received and its date.

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1 volume (242 folios)
Arrangement

The contents of this volume have been arranged in chronological order.

At the back of the file are several folios of file notes (folios 220-225) which list each item of correspondence in the volume, with dates, and provides folio numbers (described as page numbers in the notes) in the margin to enable them to be used as an index.

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Foliation: The volume is foliated with pencil numbers, enclosed in a circle, located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. The foliation sequence runs from front to back covers. There is an earlier foliation sequence which uses uncircled numbers in the top right corner of each recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. and runs intermittently from folios 2-30. The following foliation anomalies occur: 1A-1E, 16A, 27A, 56A, 57A, 128A, 186A. Folios 83 and 84 are fold-outs.

Watermark: The watermark EllamS can be found on folios 60 to 65.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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