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Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [‎27v] (54/635)

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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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2
(a) 57 & 58 Viet. c. 60.
4 . In the construction of this Order and of any Rules, Regu
lations or Orders made thereunder the following words and
expressions have the meaning hereby assigned to them, unless
there be something in the subject or context repugnant thereto,
that is to say: —
“ Administration ” means letters of administration, in
cluding the same with will annexed, or granted for special
or limited purposes, or limited in duration.
British protected person ” means a person other than
a corporation properly enjoying His Majesty’s prot^^on
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repealed by that Act;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, Koweit
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,
i8g4( 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the Acts repealed by that Act;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 as hereinafter defined.
“ The Court ’’ means a Court held by the Political
Resident, 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 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 or by the Judicial Assistant.
“ Foreigner ” means any person (including a corpora
tion) 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

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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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