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Coll 20/1 'Muscat: Financial Situation: Budget Estimates, etc.' [‎229r] (457/732)

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The record is made up of 1 file (364 folios). It was created in 19 Mar 1928-8 May 1947. 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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Explanatory Notes 1921 Budget.
Civil List»
Formerly XX£X His Highness* allowance was paid Hs.3,000
direct sno as* 7,000 to Nasib* Since question of out
has been und^r discussion Said Saiyid has arranged for
as. 2,000 of this Ks • 7,000 to be paid to him direct.
From this I deduce that the net cut will be Ks.5,000 -
Hs® 2,000 - Rs* 3,000 per mensem from 1st May 1931*
Allowance has been made for a saving of Rs. 1,000 p.m.
in rations supplied to palace with effect from 1st
April 1931.
f>efence .
Heavy budget {Rs • 1, IS, COO) — Rs . 6,000 (saving in
"d-LKer s successor )~f~ Rs. 7,000 (over-expenciture
January-March)Rs • 50,000 (approximate figure for
other military forces = Rs. 1,69,000.
Marine.
-che State gun-boat Al Saidi. Last year’s expenditure
Rs. 39,000. Less saving on crew of Rs. 500 p.m. from
1-5-31, less saving on coal*
General Administration.
Includes Law Courts, ^adhis, Jails, Forts and provincial
administration*
Customs and Revenue.
Contingencies Rs. 10,000; staff Rs. 78,000. Latter
figures includes a reduction of on all customs
officials as Levies have been cut 5^. If Levies are
cut 12/9 customs will be cut 10#.
Public works.
Repairs to forts, buildings, wharfs. Also r©ad to Sudab
and .naintencLnee otner roads. Road to Sur not included*

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The file contains correspondence relating to Muscat state finances. The correspondence is between the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. and Consul, Muscat, 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. , the Government of India (External Affairs and Foreign and Political Departments), 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. , and the Sultan of Muscat and Oman, Said bin Taimur [Sa‘īd ibn Taymūr Āl Bū Sa‘īd].

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 365; 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.

Please note ff 326-330 may not be original to this file as its existing foliation was not consistent with the rest of the file.

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