Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [230r] (459/635)
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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&nd we think thi t uniformity snould. he obtained hy amending
the oiher Orders where necessary. As regards (h) we would
suggest that the point could he dealt with if necessary
when the terms of the Order (if it is intended to do this)
are submitted to the Sheikh of Qatar for formal approval.
His explicit assent to this variation from the wording of
the exchange of notes could then he obtained. We also
suggest a drafting amendment designed to avoid giving the
impression that Moslem foreigners may he considered as
Qatar subjects for purposes other than for this Order. The
definition of a Qatar subject will then run:-
"^atar subject* means a subject of the Sheikh of
'‘Qatar and shall be deemed for the purposes of this order
“to include any Moslem person not being a British subject".
6. The definition of a "foreigner“ also in .vTticle 4
appears to require the insertion of the words "including a
“corporation" because it is presumably intended that an
American corporation in Qatar snould be subject to the
jurisdiction 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. and not to that of the
Sheikh. The definition of a foreigner therefore will run:-
"foreigner* means any person including a corporation
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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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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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