19 JUNE 1926, Page 3

The Government will make a statement after we have gone

to press on the Russian money sett to this country. It seems to us that contributions sent for the support of the anti-Constitutional and illegal general strike may fairly be distinguished by the Government from contributions sent in support of the miners. It would be difficult to distinguish donations to the miners from charitable support, even though Englishmen might be quite convinced (on Russian evidence) that their object was really political. As the Soviet Government has control not only over the Russian trade unions, but over all :money that is sent out of Russia, there can be little doubt that in the last resort all moneys that reach this country for whatever purpose have the sanction and cognisance of the Soviet. * *