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‘Foreign Office budget for the year 1949-50 and six monthly expenditure etc.’ [‎15r] (29/104)

The record is made up of 1 file (50 folios). It was created in 18 Jul 1946-30 Nov 1948. 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.

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From Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. Bahrain to Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. ,
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Sir Rupert Hay.
No. 8 Saving
November 10th 1948.
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Estimates for financial year 1949/50.
Please inform us urgently of estimated annual
expenditure for Bahrain Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. and Sharjah (separately)
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(A) Salaries and wages of all staff other than
U.K. based.
(3) Other Office expenditure not covered under
(A). -All expenditure in connexion with medical arrangements
now under discussion should be excluded.
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The file comprises papers relating to the accounts (actual expenditure and estimated budget) of the Political Agencies at Bahrain and Sharjah:

  • a copy of a circular written by Ernest Bevin, then Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, dated 18 July 1946, requesting returns from overseas agencies of their expenditure for the period April to September 1946, and enclosing specimen forms (ff 3-7, with duplicates at ff 10-14);
  • a copy of a second circular from Bevin, dated 30 April 1948, acknowledging the difficulties and delays in receiving accounts of expenditure for 1946, and stressing the need for accurate and prompt accounts for the period 1948-1949, with a revised form for returns enclosed (ff 8-9);
  • compiled budget estimates for the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. at Bahrain, and for the Sharjah and Dubai Agencies, for the financial year 1949-50 (ff 16-26);
  • further specimen forms for annual returns of expenditure, listed under various subheadings (public information services, consular establishments, diplomatic establishments, commercial diplomatic establishments) (ff 31-37);
  • the annual return of expenditure and receipts for the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. in Bahrain for the period 1 April to 30 September 1948, with financial estimates for the subsequent eighteen months (ff 39-50).

Financial figures are given in a mixture of British sterling and Indian rupees, with conversion rates indicated (for example, 1 pound sterling being equivalent to 13.26 rupees, f 39).

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1 file (50 folios)
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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the front cover with 1 and terminates at the inside back cover with 52; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio.

Condition: Water damage to the file notes (f 51) has obliterated a large portion of the handwritten notes on this folio.

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