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Coll 29/2(5) 'Public Works Department in the Persian Gulf: budget, etc; PWD staff serving in Gulf' [‎31r] (61/140)

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.
3rd November, 1947.
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Please refer to your t elegram No. 12086 dated
the 3rd October 1947 in so far as it concerns Turner f s
report.
2. As you will no doubt realise the delay in the
receipt of the report is a severe handicap to us here. As
you will see from the enclosure to my demi-official
letter No. 1106-91/1 dated the 10th May 1947 there are
many Items thai; wanx taking in hand. Three - of these
are of outstanding urgency vl 7 . (a) 5 repair of the
roof of 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. ; (b) 1 putting a new hand basin into
the present bathroom of the Captain's quarters and
(b) 2 making one or more additional bathrooms in the
Captain's quarters. I am assuming that I shall be allowed
to use the funds mentioned in my demi-official letter
No. 2186-93/2(b) date d the 18th October at my discretion
and am putting these items in hand at once. If I am
compelled to submit estimates and obtain sanction for
expenditure on them when I do not know who is authorised
to accord technical administrative and financial approval
it will be years before anything is done.
3. I shall be most grateful for anything you can
do to expedite the receipt by us of a copy of Turner's
report, "a portion of it was I believe forwarded to the
Ministry of Works in April last but this dealt mostly with the
site for the 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. . We have not yet even received
a copy of that.
4. What I especially require is instructions on the
procedure to be followed by us in future in works matters.
We have not yet been told where exactly v/e are to look for
guidance, what local staff we are to have, how we are
to prepare estimates and keep accounts etc., etc. Walters
who*is with us now is concerned with the question of the
site of the 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. and the value of buildings but
not with procedure. Unless Turner's report furnishes^
information on tht subject I would urge that some officer
of the Ministry of Y/orks be deputed here as soon as possible
to decide on the future procedure and draw up instructions for
our guidance.
E.P. Donaldson, Esquire. C.M.G
Commonv/ealth Relations Office,
Whitehall, LONDON.

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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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