Coll 54/2 'Middle East (Official) Committee: Working Party' [210v] (420/642)
The record is made up of 1 file (320 folios). It was created in 11 Apr 1949-13 Apr 1950. 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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4* The importance of the Middle East
of oil reservesin the world is indicated in
(illustrated in Diagram B):-
as the principal area
the table below
Approximate Percentage Distribution_,of World Oil Resources^
Middle East *
at 1st January
5, A study of the rate at which oil production is likely
to develop in the Middle East, the detail.of which is given below
and illustrated in Diagram C, brings out certain significant
(a) Total output of oil will increase three-fold in the eight
years 1948 - 51 - 56.
(b) Iraq reserves are to be opened up by new pipelines and
will be nearly 10 times greater in the next decade.
(c) Iran, hitherto the leading producer, is overshadowed
by the expansion in the Arabian fields.
(d) The phenomenal rise in Kuwait output which by 1951
shares second place among producing countries.
Estimated Oil Production (million tons )•
6 . A direct result of this spectacular rise in production
will be greatly increased royalty payments to Middle Eastern
governments. The estimates which follow are calculated on
the present rates of royalties plus all other payments. As a
result of current negotiations royalty payments in a number of
countries may be considerably increased, a lOOyb increase for Iran
being not'improbable. Diagram D illustrates these estimates:—
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The file contains papers relating to the Working Party of the Middle East (Official) Committee. It mainly consists of Working Party papers received by the Commonwealth Relations Office, and a register of these papers with notes at the back of the file.
The file includes agendas for meetings of the Working Party. It also includes papers circulated to members of the Working Party for consideration at meetings, relating to the following subjects: economic and social development in the Middle East in general; the Iraq Central Development Board; the question of an International Bank Loan for Iraq; a visit to Bahrain in January/February 1949 by Matthew Thomas Audsley; the Persian [Iranian] Seven-Year Plan; employment of British experts in the Middle East; a survey of the oil resources of the Middle East; and economic factors in Middle East development.
In addition, the file includes papers relating to economic and social development of the following places: Iraq; Greater Transjordan; Saudi Arabia; Cyrenaica, Tripolitania [Libya], Eritrea, and Somalia; the Colony of Aden and the Aden Protectorate; the Lebannon; Ethiopia; Sudan; and Yemen.
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- 1 file (320 folios)
The papers are arranged in reverse chronological order from the front to the rear of the file.
Numbers in red pen on the top right hand corner of items in the file refer to entries in the register of papers received by the Commonwealth Relations Office at the back of the file.
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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 320; 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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