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Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [‎268r] (535/635)

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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.
Department
3 .
of Koweit, Bahrein and the Trucial
Sheikhdoms should continue to he
exercised hy the Sheikh, it seems
desirable that in order to avoid any
uncertainty on this point the expression
’'British protected person” should he
• specifically defined in 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). so as to i.no]u^c the
subjects of the Sheikhs of Koweit,
Bahrein and the Trucial States, as
suggested in Mr* Beckett 1 s minute of
18th July 1935> a copy of which was
enclosed in the Foreign Office d.o.
letter of 18th July 1935* ~hA.s regards
the position of Muscat subjects under
the new 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). , the
Secretary of State would welcome an
expression of the Government of India f s
views in due course. As at present
advised, he is inclined to agree with
the view expressed in paragraph 4 of
Colonel Fowle’s d.o. letter of 26th July
that Muscatas should be treated in Qatar
as British protected persons for
jurisdictional purposes, and he would
suggest that in that case it might be
as well to define "British protected
persons” so as to include specifically
subjects of the Sultan of Muscat.
4» I am also to invite attention
to the Foreign Office suggestion
mentioned in paragraph 6 of Mr. Renders
3761
5000 5.35
letter/

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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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