Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [197v] (394/635)
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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" British Protected Persons ". The question of
specifically inducing Muscati subjects in the
definition of " British Protected Person " has been
considered in this connection by^both the Government
of India and the Foreign Office are agreed that this
As regards the definition of " Q,ater Subject"
the Foreign Office have pressed the view that the
religion of individuals rather than of States should
be adopted as the criterion in distinguishing
foreigners under - the jurisdiction of His Majesty’s
Government from foreigners under the jurisdiction
of the Sheikh. The arguments for and ageinst this view
are set out in paragraph 4 of the 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. letter
of the B9th November, 1935, ho. P.Z. 7591/35 (Flag G.).
The Government of India (see paragraph B(II) of
their Express letter of the Both August, 1936, at
I lag C) agree that the Foreign Office view is correct,
but they think the text used in the Kuwait and similar
Orders-in-Council should be retained (a) for the sake
ol unilormity and (b) because it corresponds with
the actual terms of the exchange of notes with the
Sheikh. As regards (aj, the Foreign Office consider
that uniformity ought properly to be obtained by
amending the other Orders where necessary, while as
regards (b) they suggest that the point could be
explained to the Sheikh when the draft Order is
submitted to him for his formal approval and his
explicit assent obtained to the variation from the
wording of the exchange of notes. The question is
not of vital importance, and after consultation with
the Legal Adviser^the Foreign Office definition has been
incorporated in the draft Qater Order.
It is now proposed to send copies of the draft
Order to the Government of India and to the Political
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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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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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