House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests: Part 1
As at 3rd September 2012

THOMAS, Gareth R. (Harrow West)

4. Sponsorships

(b) Support in the capacity as an MP:

Name of donor: Co-operative Group Ltd

Address of donor: New Century House, Corporation Street, Manchester M60 4ES

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £11,000 received by the Co-operative Party (of which I am Chair) from the Co-operative Group to fund the research and publication of a pamphlet which I wrote about London’s commuterbelt.

Date of receipt: 29 July 2011

Date of acceptance: 29 July 2011

Donor status: friendly society

(Registered 20 September 2011)

6. Overseas visits

Name of donor: (1) The Co-Operative Group; (2) Mutuo

Address of donor: (1) New Century House, Manchester M60 4ES; (2) Theobald St, Elstree, Herts WD6 4PJ

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) £2,498 for flights, some hotel nights and misc expenses; (2) £1,803 for additional hotel accommodation and meals

Destination of visit: New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC

Date of visit: 22 to 29 June 2012

Purpose of visit: for me and a member of staff to research American co-operatives, community development finance institutions and non-profits with particular reference to federal policy.

(Registered 13 July 2012 )

Prepared 6th September 2012