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Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [‎197r] (393/635)

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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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Minute Paper
Department.
MJJnUTE.
Ple&se see P.Z. 7591/35 (Flag A) which explains
that tAJU*(Qater Oraer-in-Council is necessary to provide
for jurisdiction being exercised in Q,ater by His
Majesty’s Government in the same way as it is
exercised in Bahrein, Kuwait and Muscat.
After consultation between this Office, the
Foreign Office, the Government of Inaia and 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 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. , a draft
Oraer-in-Council (Flag B) has now been prepared and
is submitted for mmumfr approval. The draft Oraer
follows generally the Kuwait Oraer-in-Council of 1935
(which is the most recent) . The major differences
are explained in the Government of India's letter of
the 20th August, 1936 (Flag C) and the Foreign Office
letter of the 24th October, 1936 (Flag D). The only
differences which appear to call for comment are
the definitions of "British Protected Person" and
■ ~ ■ ■ ■
" Q,ater Subject " in article 4.
In the proposed definition of " British Protected
Person " it has been thought necessary specifically
*
to exclude subjects of the Sheikhs of Bahrein, Kuwait
and the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. , as it was agreed with the Sheikh
(vide exchange of notes at P.Z.3297/35 and P.Z.3414/35,
flagged at E. ana F. respectively, of the bound volume
below) that subjects of those States should remain
under his jurisdiction. The Sheixh has not claimed
to retain jurisdiction of subjects of the Sultan
of Muscat ana Oman, and for the purposes of the
proposed Crder-in-Council they will be regarded as

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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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