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Coll 29/22 'Compensatory allowance in lieu of customs exemption to officers serving in Persia and the Persian Gulf' [‎177r] (355/396)

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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Copy of a letter iio. 141/21/2, ciate^d -^eshed, tne 23rd
■"
February 1929, from His Britannic Majesty's Cons il-(leneral
and Agent of the Government of India in Khorasan, to the
Foreign Secretary to the Government of India# ne-w Delhi.
^ithdra^al of Customs exemption by tne
Persian Government from foreign Consular
officers in Persia.
I have the honour to state chat I understand tiiat
representations have been addressed recently to zne Government
of India by other Consular officers in Persia regarding ^he
loss imposed upon them oy the abolition 01 cusooms exemption
which tney have hitherto enjoyed. It is therefore not
necessary for me to recapitulate tne facts tfiich have already
been placed before the Government of India, but there is one
point which I would venture to empnasise, and that is that if
the new and exceedingly onerous customs duty impose^ neavy
additional expenditure on officers resident in the Gulf, this
is even more so in the case of officers at inland Consulates,
who in addition to the customs duties, road tax, etc., nave to
pay very heavy freights. As an example, I may mention that
the freight from Duzdap to Meshed on a case of whislcy, while
varying according to tne rate of exchange and the rate of
transportation, is from Rs. 7/- to 8/- and in tne case of
bulky commodities, such as provisions, it forms a very
high percentage on tneir cost.
2. I may mention that during my recent visit to Tehran,
1 was informed that His Majesty’s Legation were addressing the
London Foreign Office witn a view to trying to obtain some
compensatory allowance for officers of the Levant Consular
serving
service./in Persia. I trust therefore the Government of India will
favourably consider the representations addressed to them by tneir

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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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