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'Government of Bahrain Annual Report for Year 1356 (March 1937 - February 1938)' [‎66v] (46/76)

The record is made up of 1 volume (37 folios). It was created in 1938. It was written in English. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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The Municipality of Manama has purchased a combined fire engine and water
cart, and this is used in conjunction with the Government engine and apparatus,
when required.
Traffic Section. Four hundred and fifteen drivers were examined for motor
driving licenses during 1356 out of which 200 passed. Owing to the increase in the
number of motor accidents, baffles were fitted to all motor vehicles plying for public
hire, the intention being to limit the speed to 50 kilometres per hour, which is the
speed limit in the State for such vehicles. This measure has resulted in a considerable
reduction in the number of accidents.
Steps have been taken to prevent the overloading of car chassis by super
imposing bodies too heavy and of too large a carrying capacity.
Municipal Ice Plant. The Municipal ice plants were operated by this Depart
ment in 1356. 200 tons of ice were produced and sold by the Baladya. The season's
run was successful and a profit was made by the Municipality. At the end of the
season the old iceplant was removed from its site in the Power House to make
room for the new generating set. The old ice plant will be re-erected in an annexe
to be added to the present ice plant house for operation in 1357.
School Engineering Workshop. An engineering workshop for training of senior
school boys has been built and equipped by the Government, the equipment
consisting at present of a complete carpentry section and an engineering section.
The following plant and machinery are installed or have been ordered;—
One Shearing Machine.
One Sawing Machine.
One Drilling Machine.
One Wood Lathe.
Two Grind Stones.
Two Emery Wheels.
A complete Blacksmith's Outfit.
Bend Tools, etc. for six students. 1
One Electric Welding Plant.
One Pipe Screwing Machine.
One 6" Lathe (Power).
One Oxy-acetyline Welding Plant.
The students work to a properly drawn up Engineering Course, four hours of
each day being spent in workshop practice and two hours in lectures, drawing etc.
English is also taught. The course is of two years' duration, which includes six
months in the workshops of the Bahrain Petroleum Company Limited, who are
co-operating with the Government in the training and employment of local boys.
General. In addition to supervising the various sections mentioned in this
report, the State 'Engineer personally carried out all oil Koyalty gauging at the
Refinery of the Bahrain Petroleum Company Limited and witnessing of all tank
gauging and oil tests on behalf of the Bahrain Petroleum Company an^/or the
buyers.
The State Engineer also carries out the testing and examining of all public
vehicles in the State.
Connected load is expected to increase during the coming year, and inquiries
for power load, which is needed, are on the increase.

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This volume is the Annual Report of the Government of Bahrain for the year 1356 AH (1937-1938) and gives details of the Revenue and Expenditure of the Bahrain State and contains notes on the activities of the various Government departments, as well as the budget for the year 1357 and some particulars of importance which took place in Bahrain during the year. It includes text, photographic images and tables. The report appears to be compiled from reports from various Government departments and officials. An index appears on folio 46r, followed by a General Review by Charles Dalrymple Belgrave, Adviser to the State of Bahrain (folio 47r).

The contents are divided into the following sections and sub-sections:

  • Budget – 1356 (folio 47v);
  • Summary of Revenue and Expenditure, 1356 (folio 48r);
  • Detailed statement of Revenue and Expenditure, 1356 (folio 48v);
  • Statement of Expenditure on Public Works and Special Projects (folio 49r);
  • Notes on Revenue – 1356 (folio 49v): Oil Royalty, Customs Receipts, Rent of Aerodrome, Passport Fees, Land Registration Fees, Motor Car Taxes, Rent of Government Lands, Interest on Reserves, and Oil Gauging Fees;
  • Notes on Expenditure – 1356 (folios 49v-50v): Allowances to the Ruling Family, State Protection, Customs Department, Secretariat, Judicial Department, Land and Public Works Department, Passport Department, Education Department, Municipalities, Medical, Contingencies, Upkeep of buildings, Upkeep and construction of roads, and Unforeseen;
  • Statement of Expenditure on Public Works and Special Projects (folio 50v): Hospital, Fire Engine, New Palace, Law Courts, Agriculture, Water Cart, and Manama-Muharraq Bridge;
  • Pearl Industry (folios 51)
  • Police and Public Security (folios 51v-53r): Strength, Routine and duties, Police Buildings, Recruitment, Health, Police Families' Clinic, Police Band and Fire Bridgade, Registration of Arms and Ammunition, Mounted Section, Good Conduct Pay, Crime, Traffic Control, Liquor, and Persian Immigration;
  • Public Health (folio 53): Muharraq Dispensary, Suk al Khamis [Sūq al-Khamīs] Dispensary, Hedd [al-Ḥidd] Dispensary, Women's Clinic, Anti-Malaria Measures, and Government Hospital;
  • Land Registration Department (folio 53v): Registration of Sales, Gifts, and Titles, Revenue from Sales etc., and Programme for 1357;
  • Public Works (folios 54-57v): Administration, Roads and Buildings, Law Courts, Work-shop and Garages, Rest House and Police Station, Manama Fort, Manama Muharraq Road, Hawar Fort and Pier, Government Hospital, Muharraq Girls' School, Manama Market Buildings, and Roads;
  • Judicial Department (folios 57v-60r): Bahrain Court, Transfer of Magistrates, Bahrain Lower Court, New Regulations, Shera Court, Code of Laws, and New Law Courts;
  • Municipalities (folios 60r-61v): Manama (Election, Municipal Achievements, Road Improvements, Water Control, Bazaar Improvements, Anti-Malaria Measures, Slaughter House, Adari Spring [‘Ayn ‘Adhārī], and Pier) and Muharraq (Sea Reclamation, Roads, and Anti-Malaria Measures);
  • Wakf [Waqf] Department (folios 61v-62r);
  • Education (folio 62r): Progress, Technical School, Athletics, Students Abroad, and Girls' Schools;
  • General (folios 62v-65r): Annual Audit, New Staff, His Highness' Pilgrimage [hajj], Visit of His Royal Highness Amir Saoud [‘Abd al-‘Azīz bin ‘Abd al-Raḥmān bin Fayṣal Āl Sa‘ūd, Ibn Saud], Cinema, Juma Mosque, Nationality Law, Bus Service, Broadcasting, Press Propaganda, Government Rest House, and Private Building Enterprise;
  • Electric Supply Department, report by Mr W B Steele, State Engineer (folios 65r-69r): Wiring Contracts, Temporary Wiring, Main Extension, Alterations to Mains, New Generating Set, Financial Position, Telephone Department, Transport Department, Fire Department, Traffic Section, Municipal Ice Plant, School Engineering Workshop, and General;
  • Electric Returns: Profit and Loss Account, Revenue Account, Balance Sheet (folios 69v-70v);
  • Statement of Energy generated and sold, etc. (folio 71r);
  • Customs Department, report for the year 1356 by the Director of Customs Mr C C L de Grenier (folios 71v-76r);
  • Zubara Dispute (folio 76r);
  • Budget – 1357 (Feby. 1938-Feby. 1939) (folio 77);
  • Notes on Budget – 1357 (folios 78-80).

Illustrations appear on four folios and they are labelled as follows:

  • Folio 56: 'Hawar Fort' and 'Hawar Pier';
  • Folio 59: 'Law Courts. North Aspect' and 'Law Courts. South Aspects';
  • Folio 64: 'Muharraq Girl’s School' and 'Northern Village and Bay, Hawar';
  • Folio 68: 'Law Courts, open courtyard and platform' and 'Open Courtyard in the Law Courts'.

An inscription on the front cover reads 'Printed at the Times Press, Basrah' (folio 44r).

Extent and format
1 volume (37 folios)
Arrangement

There is an index (folio 46r) which references pages in the report.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: Folios 44-81.

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English in Latin script
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