Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [14r] (27/635)
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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66. If any British subject neglects to obtain registration under the
provisions ol this Order, he shail not be entitled to be recognised or pro
tected as a British subject within the limits of this Order, and he and any
other person subject to this Order who neglects to obtain registration shad
oe liable to a fine not exceeding 25 rupees for each instance of such
failure; but he shall, although not registered, be subject to the jurisdiction
of the Courts established by this Order.
67. A register of companies incorporated or registered in the United
Kingdom or in any other part of His Majesty’s dominions, protectorates,
protected states or mandated territories or in any other country outside
the limits of this Order other than Bahrein, Koweit or the Trucial States,
and carrying on business in Qatar, shall be kept in the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. ,
and every such company carrying on business in Qatar shall register
68. On the registration of a company at the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. there
shall be deposited and filed a copy of the certificate of incorporation of
the company or other document corresponding thereto, a statement show
ing the nominal capital of the company and the amounts thereof which
have been subscribed and paid up respectively, and, if the company has
been incorporated under a law which provides for the periodical filing of
a list of the share-holders, a copy of the last list so filed.
69. 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. shall, on the registration of a company at the
Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , issue to the person making the registration a certificate,
signed and sealed, that the company has been so registered.
70. — (1) Every company registered under this Order shall register the
name and address of the manager or other chief local representative in
Qatar, and shall from time to time, as may be necessary, register any
alteration of the representative of the company or in his address.
(2) Rules of Court roade under Article 75 may provide that service of
writs, notices, or other documents upon the person registered under this
Article, or at his address, shall be good service of such documents upon
71. Registration of a company under this Order shall not require to
be renewed annually, but may be renewed from time to time as the
parties may desire, and shall be renewed when any change takes place in
the name of the company.
72. On every registration of a company under this Order, and on
every renewal thereof, there shall be payable a fee of 10 rupees, and on
every registration under Article 70 (1) there shall be payable a fee of 1
73. —(1) A company incorporated or registered in the United Kingdom
or in any other part of His Majesty’s dominions, protectorates, protected
states or mandated territories shall not be entitled to be recognised or
protected unless it is registered under this Order, but any such company
and any other company subject to this Order shall, although not so
registered, be subject to the jurisdiction of the Courts established by this
(2) Nothing in this Article shall affect the right of the Secretary of
State io direct that British protection shall not be accorded to a company,
even though it has been registered under this Order.
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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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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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