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Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [‎267r] (533/635)

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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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Draft Paper.
POLITICAL
Department.
DRAFT I
The Foreign Secretary to the
Government of India,
Foreign and Political Dept.,
New Delhi.
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COPY SENT CY AIR IVIAIL
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STTER.
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2 9 K'J1955
Sir,
I am directed hy the Secretary of
State for India to refer to Bushire
Express Letter No.C/137 of 12th May 1935*
and connected correspondence on the
subject of the Qatar Oil Concession. In
view of the grant of an oil concession
hy the Sheikh of iiovroi^ to the Anglo-
Iranian Oil Company, and the delegation
hy the Sheikh to His Majesty T s
Government of jurisdiction over British
subjects and protected persons and
subjects of non-Nuslim foreign powers,
the Marquess of Zetland, after
consultation with the Foreign Office,
is of the opinion that the position
should now be regularised as soon as
possible by the issue of an Order in
Council under the Foreign Jurisdiction
Act#, defining the extent of His Majesty T s
jurisdiction in Qatar. His Lordship
would therefore suggest that if no
objection is seen, a draft Qatar Order in
Council should now be prepared by the
Government of India, in consultation
with 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. , and forwarded to the et-
Offircc for final consideration by His
Majesty*s Government. The new Order in
Council would be on the same lines
mutatis mutandis as the Koweit Order in
Council/
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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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