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Coll 5/63 ‘Petroleum Development (Qatar) Ltd: Proposed construction of aerodrome on western side of Qatar’ [‎47r] (93/113)

The record is made up of 1 file (55 folios). It was created in 14 Apr 1937-21 Oct 1947. 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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accordance with this agreement, excepting aerial transport,
v/hich, on every occasion arising for it the Company must
obtain the Sheikh’s permission and consent thereto". Under
article 6 of the Political agreement any right given by the
Company under the Commercial agreement to utilise means of
transportation by air is made subject to any general
regulations for civil aircraft made by the Sheikh on the
advice of His Majesty’s Government. (There are as yet no
Qatar Air Regulations). Under Article 5 the Company gives
a general undertaking at all times to pay due deference to
the advice 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. .
(b) Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. States . Under Article 9 of the draft
Debai Commercial Agreement (which of course is a common form
agreement for the Trucial States as a whole and is about to
be signed) the Company has the right to import aircraft free
of duty. Under Article 11 the Company has the right to
construct, maintain and operate aircraft and buildings and
landing places for aircraft. It may also instal and
operate without hindrance all such means of transportation
by land, air and water as are necessary for its operations
under the Concession. Under Article 6 of the Political
Agreement any right given to the Company by the Commercial
Concession to utilise means of transportation by air, is
made/

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The file is concerned with an application from Petroleum Concessions Limited for a general permission to operate aircraft within Qatar and the wider 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. ; under the Qatar Oil Concession the company was required to seek permission from the Shaikh of Qatar for each flight. There is also correspondence related to a proposal from the Petroleum Development (Qatar) Limited to establish a landing ground near its camp at Jebel Dukhan in western Qatar.

The main correspondents are as follows: 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. , 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, and officials of 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. . It also contains letters from representatives of Petroleum Concessions Limited and Petroleum Concessions (Qatar) Limited.

The file does not contain any papers from 1938, and the years 1940-1944.

The file includes a divider which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 file (55 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 56; 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.

A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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Coll 5/63 ‘Petroleum Development (Qatar) Ltd: Proposed construction of aerodrome on western side of Qatar’ [‎47r] (93/113), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/2025, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100041298313.0x00005e> [accessed 14 October 2019]

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