House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests: Part 1
As at 19th November 2012

WATSON, Tom (West Bromwich East)

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

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)

I have attended the following events in respect of the publication of a book I have co-authored, for which I have a contract with Penguin Books, 80 The Strand, London WC2R 0RL. (Registered 14 May 2012)

13 May 2012, I spoke on a panel and signed books at the Writing on the Wall Festival, Liverpool. Address: The Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre, 4 Princes Road, Liverpool, L8 1TH . Travel and accommodation for one night were met by the organisers; cost £180. Hours: 17 hrs including travel. (Registered 14 May 2012)

Received £10,812 in royalties from Allen Lane Publishers (Penguin Books, 80 The Strand, London WC2 0RL) in respect of a book which I co-authored. Hours: 175 hrs. (Registered 22 October 2012)

Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for completing opinion surveys:

Received payment of £75 for completing survey on 17 July 2012. Hours: 30 mins. Payment donated to local party. (Registered 20 July 2012)

Received payment of £75 for completing survey on 23 August 2012. Hours: 30 mins. Payment donated to local party. (Registered 7 September 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 22nd November 2012