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1987-1990 - Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on the Gross Domestic Product

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on the Gross Domestic Product on 3rd March 1988.


Mr. Wigley To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give the latest figures for levels of gross domestic product per capita in each of the United Kingdom regions.

Mr. Major Provisional figures for gross domestic product per capita by standard region are available on page 86 of Economic Trends, November 1987, a copy of which is in the House of Commons Library. The figures are as shown:


Gross domestic product per head (£), factor cost: current prices;

Region | 1986 (2)

North | 5,142

Yorkshire and Humberside | 5,215

East Midlands | 5,378

East Anglia | 5,643

South East | 6,575

South West | 5,380

West Midlands | 5,069

North West | 5,232

Wales | 4,795

Scotland | 5,234

Northern Ireland | 3,889

United Kingdom (1) 5,597


(1) Excluding the Continental Shelf region.

(2) Provisional.