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Coll 17/27 'Iraq. Medical services' [‎10r] (19/190)

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The record is made up of 1 file (41 folios). It was created in 5 Feb 1936-8 Jun 1936. 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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Sir K. Cornwallis,
Ho, 13 31.
4th December, 1941.
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3th December, 1941.
3th December, 1941.
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.rjjn^gr^'repeaiiS bairo for') minister of State as^^^elegram
399 and government of India as /3 ^^ telegram iio. 306.
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be much needed in
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After thewar British'officials will ^ ^
Iraq to safeguard our special'position'and to^keep^administration'
going. Most of Those)at present' in'Iraqi service-will 4
undoubtedly)leave tas soon as the war'ends/ and it 'seems very
desirable'so far as*is Ipossible to(makeIprovision/now to)
replace [them^i ' The’late'Prime Minister,/to whom)I’spoke I f f/ ,
several' time's, was) unresponsive f to my 'argument^, but)General Nuri
Pasha/realises the)importance of the ^matter/and has )informed me/
in < writing/ that) Iraqi-Government) are frilling to /employ) eight r
British) officials/ as'' land/ settlement ’ officials /whenever 1 they
cai^ be)provided^I There is a possibility'that some of/them 1 might
be employed as administrative inspectors/after the war uf I
political! conditions’were 'favourable/,/
2, ; All young men of the^type'needed/are in the'Army^and
would not be* willing to/ accept f aivilW’postsll Solution of the -
problem-could, however,) he/found) by/secord/ing Officers'from the)
Army/to’political'advisory/staff)with a view to dheir 1 joining 7
Iraqi/service'at the'end'of th^ waH ’ They would/after a)periodf
of jintensive training )at'Headquarters/ of/considerable) use 1 to -
me 1 and I/would have) no difficulty inf employing (all of/them 1
profitably f in the /provinces.!^
Qualifications required ^and -method 'of selection' would be
on the lines'described tyllinister'of/State/in his telegram
no. d37o to vou> General Officer Olommanrli ncr f Has ^promised to
3376d o you’, _ General Officer
co-operate if this/scheme is’approved’’ I had)thought(of'
suggesting that'this l scheme(should be'linked v;ith(that of the^
Minister) of f State,’ but ^nJ ref lection (prospect) of /assured’service'
under the'Crown/if ’approved/ seemsUo much ’more ; at tractive 7 than )
se-rvicefwith the]Iraqi’Government! that I (doubt/if it'would bel
practicable^) A 'certain number of 5 those 1 chosen)by the'Minister(of
State might'j however J feel'attracted’to )future) service J in ^Iraq /
and^ if • so/he might /recruit' from them'. ' I would/ deprecate/taking)
any who have (no f intention of'staying on) her e^/
A., I therefore Ask for ■early / sanction // [? / grp.' omtd] 8^
deputy 'assistant political 1 advisers' with the' rank of/captain , 1
on'Indian Army rates of'pay'and /allowances!.' In order that 'they
may 'maintain their ^position Adequately) I recommend'a Special/
//VT>| 1 /

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The file contains papers relating to the desire of the Government of Iraq to engage an expert for a few months to reorganise the health service of Iraq (and the subsequent decision of the Iraqi Government not to proceed with the recruitment of this expert).

The papers mostly consist of 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. internal correspondence, 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 Foreign Office, copy correspondence between the Secretary of State for the Colonies and the Governor of Ceylon [Sri Lanka], and copy correspondence between the Foreign Office and the following: HM Embassy at Baghdad, HM Representative at Cairo, and the Colonial Office.

The file includes a divider, which gives lists of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 file (41 folios)

The papers are arranged in 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 44; 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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