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Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [‎294r] (587/635)

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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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Minute Paper. political Department.
Mr« Clauson
Please see paragraph 3 of Colonel Fowle’s
demi-official letter of 26th July at P.Z.5303/35, where
he states that the "subjects of the Arab States of 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. have always been treated as British
protected persons in the Gulf" (i.e. for jurisdictional
purposes)•
2, This statement certainly does not square with
the position as we in this Office have always imagined
it to be under the Orders in Council at Bahrein, Koweit
and Iviuscat, nor I think does it square with our papers,
at any rate as regards Bahrein, The Bahrein Order in
Council of ie>3 provides for 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. over British subjects, including British
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protected persons, this 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). was drawn
up in the light of and with full knowledge of the
Sheikh r s representations that his delegation of
jurisdiction over foreigners to the British Government
in 1909 was intended only "to cover subjects of
recognised Powers and not the dependants of petty Arab
potentates in the Gulf". It is true that at Bahrein
jurisdiction over natives of Koweit, Muscat, Qatar and
the Trucial Sheikhdoms is at present exercised by 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 by the Sheikh, but this is not
because these persons are regarded as "British protected
persons" in the ordinary sense, but because in 1920, as
the result of protests received from Ibn Saud and the
Sheikh of Qatar regarding the exercise of jurisdiction
over their subjects by the Sheikh of Bahrein, 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. issued a notice that all foreign^ubjects,
including Persians and subjects of the Arab rulers and
chiefs other than those of Bahrein, were, while in
Bahrein/

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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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