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'File 10/3 VII Qatar Oil Concession' [‎44r] (102/536)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (261 folios). It was created in 17 Jan 1935-30 Apr 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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THIS AGREEMENT dated the fifth day
— of March One thousand nine
hundred and thirty four is made BETWEEN HIS MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT
IN THE UNITED KINGDOM (hereinafter called "His Majesty's Government") of
the one part and the KUWAIT OIL COMPANY LIMITED (hereinafter called "the
Company" which expression shall v/here the context so admits be deemed to
include its successors and/or assignees) of the other part
WHEREAS in the event of the Kuwait Oil Company obtaining a
concession from the Sheikh of Koweit (hereinafter called "the Sheikh")
certain responsibilities will devolve on His Majesty's Government, the
Company has agreed with His Majesty's Government as follows:-
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1. THE feuwett Oil Company, any transferee Company and any subsidiary
Company that may be created shall be and remain a British Company
registered in the British Empire.
2. NOTWITHSTANDING anything contained in the Agreement between the
Company and the Sheikh the obligations and benefits of that agreement
shall not be transferred to any other company without the prior consent in
writing of His Majesty's Government, and shall not be transferred to any
company in which more than fifty per centum of the capital and voting power
is directly or indirectly controlled by persons other than British subjects.
3. THE employees of the Company in Koweit shall at all times so far as
is consistent with the efficient carrying on of the undertaking be British
subjects or subjects of the Sheikh. With the consent of His Majesty's
Government, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld, persons of
other nationalities may be employed if in the opinion of the Company they
are required for the efficient carrying on of the undertaking.
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. ONE of the superior local employees of the Company shall be
designated chief local representative of the Company in Koweit. The
approval of His Majesty's Government shall be required for the person so
designated. He will be ordinarily resident at Koweit and will be
responsible for the Company's local relations with the Koweit authorities.
These local relations shall always be conducted through the Political
Agent at Koweit, except as regards routine commercial business, which may
be transacted through the official representative (if any) whom the Sheikh
may appoint under the agreement between the Company and the Sheikh.
5. SUBJECT to the terms of the concession the Company undertakes at all
times to pay due deference to the wishes of the Sheikh and to the advice
of 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. 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
Majesty's Government.
7. IN the application of the right given to the Sheikh by his Agreemert
with the Company to make full use free of charge of the Company's wireless
and telegraph installations and railways for governmental purposes in
times of national emergency, the Sheikh acting on the advice of His
Majesty's Government shall be the sole judge whether a "national emergency
has arisen.
8. NOTWITHSTANDING anything contained in the agreement between the
Company and the Sheikh the Company shall not have the right to use or
occupy, and shall not include in the areas selected for the purposes of
its operations, any sites which may have been selected by or on behalt of
P.Z.1047/34 (27/2/34).

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The volume contains correspondence and telegrams between 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. , 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. and 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 with the Shaikh of Qatar, the Foreign Office, the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) on the borders of Qatar, the oil concession and the relations of the Shaikhdoms with Ibn Saud.

The volume includes:

There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 250-256).

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1 volume (261 folios)
Arrangement

The papers in the file are arranged chronologically. There is an index at the end of the volume, on folios 250-256. 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 the front top right of each folio. The numbering is in pencil, mostly encircled, starting with 1 on the first page of writing and ending on back cover with 261. There is a second foliation, uncircled, starting from folio 26 (numbered 25) and ending on folio 101 (numbered 100).

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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