House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests: Part 1
As at 13th January 2012

WATSON, Tom (West Bromwich East)

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Payments from Guardian News and Media Ltd. Address:, 1 Scott Place, Manchester M3 3GG.

Received £100 for 2 articles in the Guardian. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 22 September 2010)

Payment of £75 from Populus, 10 Northburgh Street, London EC1V 0AT, received 18 March 2011, for opinion research in February 2011. Hours: 15 mins. Payment donated to constituency party. (Registered 21 April 2011)

Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA, for opinion research:

Payment of £75, received 26 May 2011, for opinion research in March 2011. Hours: 15 mins. Payment donated to constituency party. (Registered 13 June 2011)

Payment of £75, received 16 June 2011, for opinion research in May 2011. Hours: 30 mins. Payment donated to charity. (Registered 28 June 2011)

Payment of £1,500 from Hat Trick Productions Ltd, 10 Livona St, London W1F 8AF, for appearance on ‘Have I Got News For You’. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 9 January 2012)

6. Overseas visits

Name of donor: Unite the Union

Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Rd, London WC1X 8TN

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Flights and hotel; total cost £6,300

Destination of visit: Los Angeles, USA

Date of visit: 20-23 October 2011

Purpose of visit: to visit the News Corporation Annual General Meeting in the United States in order to raise the issue of company reform as a result of the UK police investigation into phone hacking.

(Registered 14 November 2011)

Prepared 26th January 2012