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Coll 29/22 'Compensatory allowance in lieu of customs exemption to officers serving in Persia and the Persian Gulf' [‎95r] (191/396)

The record is made up of 1 file (198 folios). It was created in 13 Aug 1929-9 Apr 1940. 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 the Vice-Consul’s house, while the houses of the
European colony are scattered over a large area at
considerable distances from each other.
6. The electricity supply is provided by the
Public Works Department of the Oovernment of India at
twelve annas a unit and the consumption is as heavy or
heavier In summer - on account of the use of fans - as
in winter.
7. The customs item represents landing and
clearing charges only on imported articles, as until the
last few months Mr. Baillie has enjoyed customs exemption.
The period of grace has now ended and hia expenses have
been greatly Increased by customs duties, which with road
tax amount to over one hundred per centum of the value of
some articles. Unlike posts on the Persian plateau,
Bushire im a place where almost everything in the way of
foodstuffs, especially fruit and Vegetables and butter,
has to be imported. The drain on the pockets of those
who live there is correspondingly severe. I enclose
some figures Illustrative of the duties and taxes paid
on imported goods in recent months by residents of Bushire.
8. You will observe that in Mr. Baillie’s
budget no allowance is made for medical treatment (that
is, nursing expenses or any special treatment which the
Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. surgeon, cannot provide), dental treatment (as
the nearest dentist is at Abadan or Karachi, the actual
dentist's bill would be a mere fraction of the cost of
treatment), expenditure on clothing for himself, his family
and servants, servants' new year gratuities, saving in
anticipation of leave, newspapers, children's education,
or the subscriptions to which Consular officers are
constantly exposed. Even without these necessary, and In
/most

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The file concerns compensatory allowances granted to consular officers as consequence of the withdrawal of customs exemptions by the Persian Government.

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The file is composed of internal correspondence between the Foreign Office, 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 Government of India, the British Consulate at Khorramshahr, the British Legation at Tehran, and 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. .

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1 file (198 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 199; 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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