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File 4613/1919 Pt 1 'Mesopotamia: Land Policy (Tenure and Acquisition) (General file)' [‎293r] (25/98)

The record is made up of 1 item (48 folios). It was created in 20 Nov 1917-16 Apr 1920. 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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ORDER.
Whereas by Section 12 of the Proclamation, dated 28th December, 1917, of the
Geneial OtHcei Commanding it is provided that the Civil Courts shall not until further order
give any judgment involving a decision as to the ownership of agricultural land unless a certificate
Jias been granted by the Civil Commissioner or an official authorized by him that there is no
objection to the suit being heard and decided and by Section 20 it is provided that agricultural
immovable property shall not be sold in execution except with the consent of the Civil
Commissioner or an officer authorized by him :—
And whereas by a notification, dated the 1 1th February, 1919, signed by the^ Officiating
Civil Commissioner the Revenue and Financial Secretary was appointed the officer authorized
to grant certificates for the hearing of suits relating to agricultural land under the Proclamation
of the 28th December, 1917 : —
Now, therefore, the Officiating Civil Commissioner hereby authorizes the officers named
below to grant certificates for the hearing of suits and consents for the sale of agricultural
property in execution under Sections 12 and 20 respectively of the said Proclamation,
that is to say—
{a) The Political Officer of the Mosul Division as regards immovable property situated
in that Division.
{b) The Revenue Secretary as regards immovable property situated elsewhere in the
Occupied Territories.
This Order supersedes the hereinbefore recited Notification of the 11th February, 1919.
Signed at Baghdad this 1st day of October, 1919.
t II ' . ' : ' r
A, T. WILSON, Lieut-Colonel.,
ylcting Civil Commissioner in CKCesopotamia.

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This item consists of part one of the subject file 4613/1919 Iraq: Land Tenure. It concerns British land policy in the occupied territories of Mesopotamia [Iraq] and particularly relates to the sale, leasing or granting of land to persons other than domiciled inhabitants of the territories (e.g. British, British Indian, and European subjects). The part mostly consists of correspondence but also includes notifications, minutes and proclamations, including a copy of the Land Settlement Proclamation (1920). The notifications relate to restrictions imposed by the British on the alienation of immoveable property within the occupied territories to persons other than Arabs of the occupied territories.

The principal correspondents are the Acting Civil Commissioner, Baghdad, (Lieutenant-Colonel Arnold Talbot Wilson), the Secretary of State for India (Edwin Samuel Montagu), and officials of 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 Foreign Office.

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File 4613/1919 Pt 1 'Mesopotamia: Land Policy (Tenure and Acquisition) (General file)' [‎293r] (25/98), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/847/1, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100061328860.0x00000d> [accessed 16 December 2019]

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