18 JUNE 1927, Page 2

But, of course, the British children would have heard of

none of these things. They would, no doubt, have been given a very pleasant time and upon their return their experiences and even their " opinions "—the opinions which emerge from the wisdom of twelve years —would have been solemnly quoted to prove that a paradise exists for the workers' children in Russia. From that rather disgusting humbug we have been saved by the Cabinet. The Cabinet has, of course, full discretion to determine in the public interest whether the Foreign Office shall or shall not issue passports, and it will be almost universally agreed that in this instance the discretion was very wisely exercised.