File 3839/1916 Pt 1 'Persia: - Incidence of expenditure in - question of revising the agreement of 1900' [7r] (24/880)
The record is made up of 1 volume (430 folios). It was created in 10 Mar 1914-4 Jun 1928. 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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I submit forissue a fair copy of
the draft as concurred in by Mr Turner
and Mr Robinson in the notes below.
I understand.that the question of
incidence of expenditure at Maskat
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Diplomatic and Consular Expenditure
Please refer to my q.o. letter,,
of 22nd M*y 1924, P 2293/24, in para-
-graph 3 of which I called attention
to figures in the tabular statements
enclosed therewith indicating that
India is annually paying £11,500 more
than half the total Diplomatic and
Consular expenditure in Persia.
These figures were subsequently
found to overstate considerably the
extent to which India’s payments in
respect of Persia exceed half.the total
and Bahrein can stand over pending the expenditure by India and the Foreign
decision on the control and incidence
of expenditure at Aden.
20th January 1 927 v
Office. The correct figur^is, it now
appears, only £3,424 a year, a constan
figure. India therefore actually pays
£1,712 more tha^ half the total.
This excess is an inheritance
from the adjustments agreed upon as an
outcome of the Welby Report and it
808 5000 11.25
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The volume contains papers mostly relating to expenditure incurred in Persia, and the issue of how this expenditure should be divided between the Imperial and Indian Exchequers.
The papers mainly consist of correspondence between 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 following: the Foreign Office, the Foreign and Political Department of the Government of India, and the Treasury; as well as 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. Minute Papers, Reference Papers, and other 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. papers and notes.
The volume mostly concerns diplomatic and consular expenditure, specifically: the question of revising the existing arrangements under which, following the recommendations of the Welby Commission of 1900, the cost of this expenditure in Persia had been shared roughly equally between the Indian and Imperial Revenues (between the Indian Political Department and the Foreign Office); the proposals of the Foreign Office that Indian Political Department posts in Persia should be transferred to the Levant Consular Service, and thus come under the responsibility of the Foreign Office, with the Government of India paying a yearly contribution towards the posts; and the objections of the Government of India to the Foreign Office’s proposals.
The volume also includes papers regarding: the cost of troops from the Indian Establishment employed in Oman and Persia during the First World War; and the projected contribution from Indian Revenues of a moiety of a loan of £2,000,000 to the Persian Government under the ‘Curzon Agreement’ [Anglo-Persian Agreement] of 1919. In addition, it includes some papers relating to expenditure on diplomatic and consular establishments in Turkish Arabia, Muscat and China, as well as Persia.
The file includes a divider which gives the subject number, the year the subject file was opened, the subject heading, and a list of correspondence references by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.
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- 1 volume (430 folios)
The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.
The subject 3839 (Part 1, Persia, and Part 2, China) consists of two volumes, IOR/L/PS/10/626-627. The volumes are divided into two parts, with each part comprising one volume.
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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 430; 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.
The foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers, nor does it include the leading and ending flyleaves.
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