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'File 10/3 VIII Qatar Oil Concession' [‎35r] (73/456)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (226 folios). It was created in 9 May 1935-23 Nov 1935. 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 of* the Company in Qatar shall at
all times be British subjects or subjects of the Sheikh,
provided that, with the consent of His Majesty's Government,
such persons of other nationality as are required for the
efficient carrying on of the undertaking may "be employed.
Notwithstanding anything contained in the
Agreement "between the Company and the Sheikh, the
importation of foreign native labour shall be 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 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. #
4. For the purpose of dealing with the Qatar
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
Qatar. The approval of His Majesty's Government shall be
required for the person so designated. He will be
ordinarily resident in Qatar and will be responsible lor
the Company's local relations with the Qatar authorities,
which shall be conducted through the political
representative of His Majesty's Government in Qatar 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 Qatar and to the advice ol the
political representative (if any) of His Majesty s
Government in Qatar 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.
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 Majesty'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 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. , the Secretary of State for India and the Sheikh of Qatar about the Qatar Oil Concession and the protection offered to Qatar from His Majesty's Government, in exchange for the Oil Concession granted to the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC).

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There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 215-221).

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1 volume (226 folios)
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The papers in the volume are arranged chronologically. There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 215-221). 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 volume has a foliation number on the front top right of each folio. The numbering is in pencil, encircled, it starts on the first page of writing with 1, and ends on the back cover with 226. There is a second foliation, starting on f. 167 (numbered 167) and ending on f. 214 (numbered 193); the numbering from 193-212 reads right to left, as the document is in Arabic.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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