HC Deb 04 February 1998 vol 305 c713W
Mr. Yeo

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the level of gross domestic product per capita for each of the English regions for each year since 1993. [26793]

Mrs. Liddell

[holding answer 2 February 1998]: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the Chief Executive of the Office for National Statistics. I have asked him to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from Tim Holt to Mr. Tim Yeo, dated 9 February 1998: The Chancellor of the Exchequer has asked me to reply, as Director of the Office for National Statistics, to your recent question on estimates of GDP per head for the regions of England. Estimates of GDP per head for the Government Office regions of England for the years 1986 to 1996 were published in the article Regional Accounts 1996: part 1 starting on page 33 of the January 1998 edition of Economic Trends, which is available in the House of Commons Library. A copy of this article is attached. Estimates for 1997 are not available. You will wish to note that the article presents figures on two bases for London and adjacent regions—table 1 allocates the incomes of commuters to where they live, whereas tables 3 and 8 allocate such income to where they work. The workplace based estimates are available only for alternate years and up to 1995. The regional figures published by Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Communities, are also workplace based.

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