HC Deb 08 September 2003 vol 410 cc105-6W
Mr. Salmond

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the most recent estimates are for regional gross value added; and when new estimates will be released. [127215]

Ruth Kelly

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.

Letter from Len Cook to Mr. Alex Salmond, dated 8 September 2003: As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your question on what are the most recent estimates for regional Gross Value Added; and when new estimates will be released. (127215) The most recent estimates of regional Gross Value Added were published on 14 August 2003 (for revised 1989–1999 data) and 20 August 2003 (for 2000–2001 data). The data are available in the House of Commons Library and on the Office for National Statistics web site at http://www.statistics.gov.uk/regionalaccounts. Regional (NUTS level 1) Gross Value Added estimates for 2002 are due to be published in March 2004. Sub-regional (NUTS levels 2 and 3) estimates of Gross Value Added for 2001 are due to be published in October 2003.

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