§ Mr. Matthew Taylor
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to publish regional GDP statistics. 
§ Miss Melanie Johnson
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the Director of the Office for National Statistics. I have asked him to reply.
Letter from John Pullinger to Mr. Matthew Taylor, dated 6 March 2000:The Director of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has been asked to reply to your recent question on plans to publish regional GDP statistics. I am replying in Dr Holt's absence.516WONS last published GDP by Government Office Region (GOR), for years up to 1997, in an ONS News Release in January 19911. An article with additional tables and commentary was published in the March 1999 edition of Economic Trends2. Sub-regional estimates of GDP up to 1996 were last published in an ONS News Release in October 19983ONS plans to publish estimates of regional GDP up to 1998 and sub-regional GDP up to 1997 in the summer of 2000.1 ONS(99)36. Regional gross domestic product. 29 January 1999.2 J. S. Virdee. Regional Accounts 1997: Part 1. Economic Trends No. 544, March 1999.3 ONS(98)351. Local area gross domestic product. 22 October 1998.