'File 10/3 VIII Qatar Oil Concession' [165r] (333/456)
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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time and in the manner required by the Government at a convenient place of
shipment or at a place of storage in Qatar to be determined by His Majesty's
Government. In the event of a vessel employed to carry any such oil or
products thereof on behalf of His Majesty being detained on demurrage at
the port of loading the Company shall pay the amount due for demurrage
according to the terms of the charter party and/or the rates of loading
previously agreed with the Company unless the delay is due to causes
beyond the control of the Company. Any dispute which may arise as to
whether the delay is due to causes beyond the control of the Company shall
be settled by agreement between His Majesty's Government and the Company,
and, in default of such agreement, the question shall be referred to two
arbitrators, one to be chosen by His Majesty's Government (or the Political
Resident) and the other by the Company, with power to appoint an umpire in
case of disagreement, such arbitration to be held in England and to be^
deemed a reference to arbitration under the provisions of the Arbitration
Acts 1889 to 1934 (52 and 53 Vict, c.49; 24 and 25 Geo.'/, c.14) of the
Imperial Parliament, or any statutory modification or re-enactment
thereof for the time being in force
(4) The price to be paid for all oil or products of tne refining or
treatment of oil taken in pre-emption by His Majesty 's Government shall
be either (a) as specified in a separate agreement or (b) if no such^
agreement shall have been entered into, a fair price for the time being at
the point of delivery as tho same shall be settled by agreement between
His Majesty's Government and the Company, or in default of such agreement
by arbitration in the manner provided by the last preceding sub-clause.
To assist in arriving at a fair price at the point of delivery the
Company shall furnish for the confidential information of His Majesty's
Government, if so required, particulars of the quantities, descriptions
and prices of Qatar oil or products sold to other customers and of
charters or contracts entered into for carriage and shall exhibit to His
Majesty's Government original or authenticated copies of contracts or
charter parties entered into for the sale and/or carriage of such oil or
(5) His Majesty's Government shall be at liberty to take control of
the works, plant and premises of the Company in Qatar, and in such event
the Company shall conform to and obey all directions issued by or on
behalf of His Majesty's Government. Compensation shall be paid to the
Company for any loss or damage that may be proved to have been sustained
by the Company by reason of the exercise by His Majesty's Government of
the powers conferred by this sub-clause. Any such compensation shall be
settled by agreement between His Majesty's Government and the Company or,
in default of agreement, by arbitration in the manner provided by sub
clause (3) .
SIGNED SEALED AND DELIVERED by )
the said Leonard Day Wakely C.B.)
JH behalf of His Majesty's )
government in the presence of )
John Charles Walton,
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. .
IHE CCMMON SEAL of the Anglo- )
ian Oil Company Limited was)
Weunto affixed in the )
Presence of )
J Qo.Clark, Secretary.
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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).
The volume includes:
- copies of the Concession and copies of correspondence with the Sheikh, in English and Arabic, and copies of the agreement between the British Government and APOC;
- draft clauses of pre-emption of oil in case of national emergency or war (ff. 38-39 and 74-75);
- correspondence from Air Headquarters to 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 on the planning of an air reconnaissance of the neighbourhood in Doha;
- letters in English and Arabic from Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. informing the Shaikh of the reconnaissance and of the visit from 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. , who gave him a Medal in commemoration of the King-Emperor's Silver Jubilee (f. 140).
There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 215-221).
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- 1 volume (226 folios)
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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