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Coll 29/2(5) 'Public Works Department in the Persian Gulf: budget, etc; PWD staff serving in Gulf' [‎17r] (33/140)

The record is made up of 1 file (68 folios). It was created in 2 Nov 1946-26 Feb 1948. 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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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. Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. ,
Bahrain,
No.3r4?-61/4
29th November, 1947
To
His Majesty*s Secretary of State A
for Commonwealth Relations,
Commonwealth Relations Office
London, S.tf.l.
Sir
^ith reference to correspondence ending with my
telegram No.1217 dat ed the 25th November, 1947, I have the
honour to forward herewith an estimate ^dT expenditure on
works 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. Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. for the year 1948 - 49.
In the circumstances of the case the figures can be little
more than guesses especially those given under the head
"Major Works",
2. With regard to the estimate given for repairs and^
replacements of furniture and office equipment I would point
out that most of the furniture in the residences of officers
and staff has been purchased privately thaw through funds
obtained by contributions from incumbents and is not borne on
any Government books. As I understand officers and staff
serving under the Foreign Office are entitled to be provided with
furniture free of cost I am assuming that this furniture will
in the future be maintained by Government. In view of the
somewhat haphazard manner in which it has been acquired and
maintained in the past it may be necessary to incur substantial
initial expenditure on repairs and replacements.
3. I have not included any provision for the hew building
which it is proposed should be constructed at once in Jufair
as it is not known how much of the expenditure is likely to be
incurred during the current and how much during the next
financial year. The cost is estimated at roughly £ 12,750 plus
£ 1500 for furniture.
4. I have made no provision for furniture for any new
Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. buildings which may be constructed during the next
financial year vide the first item in the remarks column under
"Major Works". If considered necessary a sum of say £ 5000
may be added to the estimates on this account.
5. I am sending a copy of this letter and its enclosure
to the Ministry of Works Representative at Cairo. I
I have the honour to be,
Sir,
Your most obedient servant
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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The file concerns budget estimates for works to the buildings of the Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. 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. and of the agencies at Bahrain, Kuwait and Muscat.

The file is composed solely of internal correspondence between the Foreign Office, Government of India, Commonwealth Relations Office, the Treasury Chambers, and the Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. 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 (68 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 front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 70; 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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