§ Mr. Denzil Davies
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what estimate he has made of the average annual704W GDP growth over the three years 1998 to 2000 in (a) South West Wales and (b) Wales; and what was the corresponding average in each case for each of the three years 1995 to 1997. 
§ Mr. Hain
The Welsh Office has not made a forecast of annual GDP growth over the three years 1998 to 2000. No GDP data exist for South West Wales. The most recent GDP figures for Wales and for the old counties of Wales, relative to the UK, are given in the following table.
GDP per head Wales and Welsh Counties as percentages of UK 1993 1995 Clwyd 89.9 93.9 Dyfed and Powys 76.0 72.4 Gwent 85.8 88.0 Gwynedd 74.2 76.2 Mid Glamorgan 62.2 67.3 South Glamorgan 113.1 114.2 West Glamorgan 81.2 80.9 Wales 82.7 84.3 UK 100 100
Source: Office for National Statistics Economic Trends No. 530.