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Coll 17/27 'Iraq. Medical services' [‎15r] (29/190)

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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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FOREIGN
19 41
29th August, 1941.
Dear Peel,
Will you please refer to your official letter
EXT 5044/41 of the 26th August, about the proposal
that Captain Tandy should he appointed Vice-Consul
at Basra while serving with the military authorities.
We note that this proposal is based on the fear
that if the Persians discovered that Tandy was on
military duties, the position in Persia of military
members of the Political Service as a whole might be
compromised.
In Syria and elsewhere we have ourselves
seconded a number of consular officers for service
with the military authorities, they hold military
rank and so on, and we have no reason to suppose that
the position either of the individual officers, or of
the service as a v/hole is likely to be compromised
thereby. Moreover, since the Government of India sent
their telegram on this subject, our position vis a vis
of the Persian Government has been radically altered
by the entry of Imperial forces into Persia. It hardly
seems necessary now to pay the same attention to the
exaggerated susceptibilities of the Persian Government,
and for all we know, Tandy may have left Basra and
accompanied the occupying forces into Persia.
Before taking a definite decision we should
therefore be grateful if you would explain the practice
as regards our own consular officers to the Government
of India and ask them if they still wish to maintain
their request in the altered circumstances, and whether
Alley anticipate that Tandy’s headquarters will remain
Basra.
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.

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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)
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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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