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Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [‎139v] (278/635)

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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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in paragraphs (a) (i) (ii) and (hi) ol sub-Article (i) ot
Article 8.
Expressions used in any enactments applied to Qatar shall,
unless a contrary intention appears, have the same respective
meanings as in this Order.
5. —(i) In this Order words importing the plural or the
singular may be construed as referring to one person or thing
or to more than one person or thing, and words importing the
masculine as referring to the feminine, as the case may require.
(2) Where this Order confers any power or imposes any
duty, then, unless a contrary intention appears, the power may
be exercised and the duty shall be performed from time to time
as occasion requires.
(3) Where this Order confers a power, or imposes a duty on,
or with respect to, a holder of an office as such, then, unless a
contrary intention appears, the power may be exercised and the
duty shall be performed by, or with respect to, the holder for
the time being of the office or the person temporarily acting
for the holder.
(4) Where this Order confers a power to make any rules,
regulations, or orders, the power shall, unless a contrary in
tention appears, be construed as including a power exercisable
in the like manner and subject to the like consent, and condi
tions, if any, to rescind, revoke, vary or amend the rules,
regulations or orders.
(5) This article shall apply to the construction of any regula
tions, rules, or orders made under this Order, unless a contrary
intention appears.
6 . Where this Order refers to any specified Act or Acts of
Parliament, such reference shall, unless a contrary intention
appears, be deemed to include any Act or Acts amending or
substituted for the same.
7. In the event of the death, incapacity, removal, or absence
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. for the time being, all and every the
powers, authorities, and immunities by this Order granted to
him shall, until His Majesty’s further pleasure is signified through
the Governor-General of India in Council, be vested in 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. .
8. — (1) The powers conferred by this Order shall extend to
the persons and matters following, in so far as by treaty, grant,
usage, sufferance, or other lawful means. His Majesty has
jurisdiction in relation to such persons, matters, and things,
that is to say: —
(a) (i) British subjects within the limits of this Order.
(ii) Foreigners within the limits of 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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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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