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Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [‎122v] (244/635)

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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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ii^living with him, be effected without their personal attendance
K heing required, and provided also that the registration of minors,
’ being his relatives in whatever degree, living with the head of
a family who is registered under this Order, may be effected
without their personal attendance being required.
62 . A person registered in any register of British subjects
established under the provisions of any 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). which
have been repealed shall be registered under the provisions of
this Order, unless 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. is satisfied after enquiry
that the previous registration was erroneous or that such person
is not entitled to registration under the provisions of this Order.
63 . Every person shall, on every registration of himself and
on every renewal of the registration, pay a fee of one rupee,
or such other fee as the Secretary of State from time to time
appoints. Ihe amount of the fee so appointed may be uniform
for all persons, or may vary according to the position and
circumstances of different classes, if the Secretary of State from
time to time so directs, but may not in any case exceed 3 rupees.
64 . Where any person applies to be registered, he shall be
entitled without a fee to the assistance of 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.
in the preparation of any affidavit that may be required.
65 . 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. may require the production of such
evidence that an applicant for registration is entitled to the
status of a British subject as he may see fit, but subject to such
directions as may be issued by the Secretary 01 State.
66. If any British subject neglects to obtain registration under
the provisions of this Order, he shall not be entitled to be
recognised or protected 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 shall be 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 terri
tories or in any other country outside the limits of this Order
other than Bahrein, Kuwait or the Irucial 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
there.
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 showing 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

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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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