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Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [‎4v] (8/635)

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The record is made up of 1 file (314 folios). It was created in 18 Jul 1935-8 Jun 1935. 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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4. In the construction of this Order and of any Kules, Regulations or
Orders made thereunder the following words and expressions have the
meaning hereby assigned to them, unless Ihere be something in the subject
or context repugnant thereto, that is to say :—
“Administration” means letters of administration, including the
same with will annexed, or granted for special or limited pur
poses, or limited in duration.
“British protected person” means a person other than a corpora
tion properly enjoying His AJajesty’s protection in Qatar but
does not include—
(i) a British subject as defined in the British Nationality and
Status of Aliens Act, 1914, or, in the case of persons born
before the entry into force of that Act, any person who
is a British subject under the Common Law and the
Acts repealed by that Act;
(ii) the subjects of the Sheikhs of Bahrein, Xoweit and the
Trucial States: or
(iii) foreigners subject to this Order under Article 8 (1) (a) (ii)
thereof.
“British ship” means a merchant ship, being a British ship within
the meaning of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894(a), and, except where
the context otherwise requires, includes a ship belonging to any British
subject as herein defined.
“British subject” means and includes—
(1) any person who is a British subject as defined in the British
Nationality and Status of Aliens Act, 1914, or, in the case
of persons born before the entry into force of that Act, any
person who is a British subject under the Common Law and
the Acts repealed by that Act;
(2) British protected persons;
(3) any corporation incorporated under the law of any part of His
Majesty’s dominions, protectorates, protected states or
mandated territories.
“Chief Court” means a Court held by 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. as here
inafter defined.
The Court ’ means a Court held by 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. , the Politi
cal Agent, or the Judicial Assistant to 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. .
District Court means a Court held by 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. or by
the Judicial Assistant.
“Foreigner” means any person (including a corporation) not a British
or Qatar subject.
Governor-General ’ means the Governor-General of India and, until
the coming into force of Part II of the Government of India Act, 1935,
the Governor-General of India in Council.
. “Imprisonment” means imprisonment of either description as defined
in the Indian Penal Code.

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Correspondence, minute papers, and notes relating to the issue of The Qatar Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers). , 1939. The correspondence is mostly between officials at the Foreign Office, 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. , Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. 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. , and the Government of India, Foreign and Political Department (later, External Affairs). The papers concern the discussion of the need for the order, its drafting, issue, and distribution, as well as its revision in 1939.

Correspondence with the Shaikh of Qatar, Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani [Shaikh ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī], is also included and mostly relates to his wish for assurance of his jurisdiction over Muslim foreigners.

A copy of the order is found on folios 138-153. A copy of the Kuwait Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers). is also included, for reference purposes (folios 271-86).

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1 file (314 folios)
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The file is arranged in chronological order from the back to the front.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 317; 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. Two additional foliation sequences are also present in parallel between ff 2-103 and ff 104-316. These are also both written in pencil and located in the top right corner of each folio. The former have been circled and crossed out, the latter have not been circled.

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