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Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [‎214r] (427/635)

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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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a law which provides for the periodical filing of a list of the
share-holders, a copy of the last list so filed.
69 . 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. shall, on the registration of a com
pany at the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , issued to the person making the
registration a certificate, signed and sealed, that the company
has been so registered.
—C 1 ) Every company registered under this Order shall
feter the name and address of the manager or other chief
local representative in Qatar, and shall from time to time, as
may be necessary, register any alteration of the representative
of the company or in his address.
(2) Rules of Court made under Article 75 may provide that
service of writs, notices, or other documents upon the person
registered under this Article, or at his address, shall be good
service of such documents upon the company.
71 . Registration of a company under this Order shall not
require to be renewed annually, but may be renewed from time
to time as the parties may desire, and shall be renewed when
any change takes place in the name of the company.
72 . On every registration of a company, under this Order,
and on every renewal thereof, there shall be payable a fee of
10 rupees, and on every registration under Article 70 (1) there
shall be payable a fee of 1 rupee.
73 . — (1) A British company shall not be entitled to be recog
nised or protected as a British company unless it is registered
under this Order, but a British company and any other com
pany subject to this Order shall, although not registered, be
subject to the jurisdiction of the Courts established by this
Order.
(2) Nothing in this Article shall affect the right of the Secre
tary of State to direct that British protection shall not be
acorded to a company, even though it has been registered under
this Order.
(3) Any company failing to make such registration or to
deposit or file such documents as required by Articles 67, 68
and 70 of this Order and every Director, Manager, Secretary
or other officer who is knowingly a party to such default shall
be guilty of an offence under this Order, and on proof thereof
shall be liable to a fine not exceeding 15 rupees a day for
every day during which such offence continues, but not exceed
ing in all 500 rupees.
Part VII.— Miscellaneous Provisions.
74 . — (a) Persons subject to this Order are prohibited from
alienating to or acquiring from any person of whatever nation
ality any land or household property within the dominions of
the Shaikh, either by gift, purchase, mortgage, or other form

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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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