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Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [‎232r] (463/635)

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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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other hand it does not seem that the Order ever says so
in terms and therefore from the drafting point of view some
amendment is desirable. We therefore suggest that
paragraph (i) of sub-paragraph 1 of Article 8 should read:-
"(2.) (O British subjects v/ithin the limits of this
"Order:
"(ii) Foreigners within the limits of this Order:
"(iii) Qatar subjects registered in the Political
" Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. as being in the regular service of British subjects
"or foreigners; with the proviso that all cases wherein
"such Qatar subjects are concerned shall be dealt with in
"accordance with the provision of part 5 of this Order:
hereinafter referred to as "persons subject to this Order".
In place of (iv) write
(b) The property and all personal or proprietory
rights and liabilities within the said limits of persons
subject to this orde r whether such persons are themselves
within or without the limits of this Order. In place of
(v) write (c) in place of (vi) write (d) in place of (vii)
write (e).
9. In Article 12 we suggest an addition which is
I think self-explanatory. The object of the amendment and
of

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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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