HC Deb 02 March 1987 vol 111 c473W
16. Mr. Fallon

asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether he will estimate the proportion of Wales' gross domestic product that is accounted for by public expenditure.

Mr. Nicholas Edwards

In 1985–86, identifiable public expenditure in Wales, as conventionally defined, totalled £5,727 million. This represented about 40 per cent. of an estimated provisional figure for Wales GDP (at market prices) in the calendar year 1985.