Coll 54/2 'Middle East (Official) Committee: Working Party' [273r] (545/642)
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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17. Yhars hae bean & ltmg~atandin£ feud between the
Shelkb of Bahrein and Qatar accentuated, X was told, by
oontewting views regarding oil exploitation of one of the
islands between the- Peninaulaa and Bahrein Island. Tn
consequence the Sheikh of Qatar refuses to permit Bahreini«
to work on the renineula. This ban had two interesting
results. The Bahreinis included in the above statement are
confined entirely to the Ccmpfiny^ marine Department and
work either on their bargee and launches or on the Jetty 4;
Zak 2 ’it,an& as such are not technically* employed* on the
Peninsula* Also if a man arrives at an Eaploysent Office
with a * foreign* pneaport or nationality papers e k .g,
Muac&tie, the Company can engage but If not, .and Bahreini©
coiac within this category, he la asnt to the Sheikh's
"Government* Office for a *work permit* which Is in effect
a Qatar Nationality document. & good number of Bahreinis
have secured these permits; how ia not known exactly t
Iranian# are Gimilarly dealt with as most of them arrive
without papers. The X7S0 Qataris shown above therefore
include many workers who are not strictly nationala of the
IS, Their rates of
A.ppx'oxiaately one third of th® daily paid werkerp,
are employed at the Grade 0 rate but this is du® to the
very high percentage of the® who are completely unskilled.
The ovar~all rates compare very favourably with earnings
available elsewhere on the Penlnoula, particularly when
free feeding is taken into account.
19. There are accommodated in 3firi.teH - matted huts -
and are fed free. The Company 3 s medical cervices are
available to them. Sporto facilities are being developed,
They appeared to be contented and deriving physical better-
merit from the improved conditione of living. They are
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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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