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'File 10/3 VII Qatar Oil Concession' [‎97r] (208/536)

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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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Article 13. gub -p ar ag;
in detail. Mr. Mylles state'
that the matter was one for w
could not enter; that the 3h(
had bet u er in the a^reer n ■
they could then taice it up wi*
Company wqi e strongly opposed
provision and were given to u:
also from the point of view o
agiee oo io. it was agreed
the Sheikh that the matter ha
but tnat so far as the conces
could not accept a provision
Office representatives intima
of Jui'isdiction by the Sheiich
would oe taken up, the-main al
being:
(a) that the issue should
•— condition of the gran
(b) that it should be tak
signature of the cone
that H.M.G. could not
a condition in any co
* that the Shara Law an
strictly enforced in
t • t therefore one of impo
3. The Company stated tha
agreement with the ohei^h. v /it
option they proposed to withd
application for a further opt
that tne Sheikh and his son (
important part) were not pred
they thought that they could
H.M.G. with a British concess
financial demands were extrav
-V ^ 3 "
Article a. 8. Sub-paragraph 2. This was discussed
in detail. ^r. j..lylles stated that he had informed the Sheikh
that the matter was one for H.-.G. , into which the Company
could not enter; that the Sheikh had taken the line that it
had better go in the agreement -and that if H .Li. G. objected
they could then ta^ce it up with him (the Sheikh). The
Company were strongly opposed to the acceptance of any such
provision and were given to understand that it was obj ect ionabOx
aa.so froiii tne point of view of H.Ll.G . who certainly could not
agree to it. It wa^ ajreed that .Jr. .:ylles should inform
tne Sheikh that the matter had been referred to Government,
Oat tnat so far as the concession was concerned the Company
could not accept a provision on these lines. The India
Ox^i^e representatives intimated that the question of cession
of Jui'isdiction oy the Sheikh and a consequent Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers).
would oe taken up, the main alternative courses of procedure
being;
(a) that the issue should be faced with the Shei
-—- condition of the grant of approval by H.L l. G.;
(b) that it should be taken up at once TDrior to
signature of the concession, the Sheikh being informed
that H.M.G. could not approve the insertion of such
a condition in any concession. Mr. Mylles remarked
t that the shara Law and tho penalties under it were
strictly enforced in (^atar and that the point was
■ uf\t therefore one of importance.
3. The Company stated that if they failed to reach
■m . . ....
agreement with the Sheikh v/ithin the time of the present
option they proposed to withdraw Mr. Llylles and make no
application for a further option. They thought on the whole
that the Sheikh and his son (who was playing an increasingly
important part) were not predisposed to the Company and that
they thought tnat they could expect greater support from
K. j I. G. with a British concessionnaire. But the Sheikh's
financial demands were extravagant. They had no information
as/

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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.

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

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1 volume (261 folios)
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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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