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Coll 7/33 'Saudi Arabia: regulations concerning the importation and possession of arms' [‎5r] (9/96)

The record is made up of 1 file (46 folios). It was created in 24 Jul 1931-13 Aug 1936. 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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S*W3L!aIl
mimmoM m. tq/95/36.
Commiasioner for Trans-Jordan,
Jemsalem*
3rd July, 1936.
Sir,
I have the honour to refer to your predecessor’s
despatch No, 75 of the 27th April, 1936, regarding the
regulations relating to the import, sale and possession
of anas in Saudi Arabia.
2. No information has been received of any
incidents attributable to the enforcement of the regula
tions beyond the general excitement mentioned in paragraph
220 of the Hoyal Air Force Monthly Summary of Intelligence
for December, 1935, and the annoyance of members of the
Beni Atiya and Anaiaa tribes at the indignity of handing in
their anas when they enter towns, reported in paragraph 83
of the Royal Air Force Weekly Summary of Intelligence
dated the 12th March, 1936.
3. The situation will continue to be watched as
suggested by His Majesty’s Minister, Jedda, in paragraph 5
of his despatch No. 47 of the 12th February, 1936.
Copies of those two paragraphs are enclosed
herein.
I have, &c.,
(Signed) Arthur Wauchope.
High Commissioner for
Trans-Jordan.
The Right Honourable
W.G.A. Ormsby Gore, P«C., M.P.,
His Majesty’s Principal secretary of State
for the Colonies#

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The file concerns regulations regarding the prohibition of the import, sale, carrying and possession of arms in the Hejaz kingdom, and later the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The regulations were all published in the Saudi newspaper Umm al Qura [Umm al-Qurá], and consist of the following: a high decree published 15 May 1931 (folios 43-45); a high order sanctioned by the Legislative Assembly, 8 Safar 1352 [2 June 1933] (folios 39-40); and a regulation issued by Ibn Sa'ūd ['Abd al-Raḥmān bin 'Abd al-'Azīz bin Fayṣal Āl Sa'ūd] on 3 Shabān 1354 [31 October 1935] (folios 29-34).

The file also includes correspondence between HM Minister at Jedda (Andrew Ryan), the Foreign Office, 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. (Lieutenant-Colonel Trenchard Craven Fowle), 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. at Bahrain (Lieutenant-Colonel Percy Gordon Loch), 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. at Kuwait (Captain Gerald Simpson Hillairet de Gaury), and the High Commissioner for Trans-Jordan (Arthur Wauchope), discussing: the impact of the regulations on tribesmen from Transjordan, Kuwait and the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. ; the difficulties of enforcing the regulations in the hinterlands; and concerns that Ibn Sa'ūd intended to use the regulations to impose his influence on tribes who moved into Saudi limits from Qatar and Abu Dhabi.

The file includes a divider which gives a list of correspondence references found in the file by year. This is placed at the end of the correspondence (folio 2).

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1 file (46 folios)
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The papers are arranged in rough chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence for this description commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 48; 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.

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