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Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [‎15v] (30/635)

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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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(d) I'or regulating or preveuting the importation or exportation of
arms or munitions oi war, or any parts or ingredients there-
oi, and for giving eft'eot to any treaty relating to the im
portation or exportation of the same,
(e) For requiring returns to be made of the nature, quantity and
value of articles exported from or imported into Qatar, by or
on account of any person to whom this Order applies, or in
any British ship, and for prescribing the times and manner
at or in which, and the persons by whom, such returns are
to be made,
(/) For the governance, visitation, care, and superintendence' of
prisons.
84. —(1) Any Regulations made under the preceding Article may pro
vide for forfeiture of any goods, receptacles, or things in relation to which,
or to the contents of which, any breach is committed of such Regulations,
or of any Treaty or any native or local law or custom the observance of
which is provided for by such Regulations.
(2) Any person to whom this Order applies committing a breach of
any such Regulations shall, in addition to any forfeiture prescribed there
by, be liable, on conviction, to imprisonment for a period not exceeding
two years or to a fine or to both.
(3) Any fine imposed for a breach of Regulation shall not exceed
1,500 rupees: provided that in the case of any breach of any native or
local law relating to customs law, or under which the importation or
exportation of any goods is prohibited or restricted, the fine may extend
to a sum equivalent to treble the value of the goods in relation to which
the breach is committed.
85. —(1) King’s Regulations shall not take effect until they are allowed
by a Secretary of State, or, with his previous or subsequent assent, by
the Governor-General; provided that in case of urgency declared in any
such Regulations the same shall take effect before such allowance, and
shall continue to have effect unless and until they are disallowed by the
Secretary of State, or, with his previous or subsequent assent, by the
Governor-General, and until notification of such disallowance is received
and published 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. , and such disallowance shall be
without prejudice to anything done or suffered under such Regulations in
the meantime.
.. W All King’s Regulations shall be published bv 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.
in such manner and at such places as he may think proper.
(3) In this Order “breach of the Regulations’’ includes the breach of
any native or local law or custom, the observance of which is required bv
any King’s Regulations.
86. Judicial notice shall be taken of this Order and of the com-
mencement thereof, and of the appointment of 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. ,
oiitical^Agent, and Judicial Assistant, and of the constitution and limits
of the Courts and districts and of the seals and signatures, and of anv
rules and regulations made or in force under this Order, and no proof
shall be required of any of such matters.

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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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