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Economic Statistics

Volume 932: debated on Wednesday 25 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade in which economic planning region or regions the relevant economic indicators of the United Kingdom's gas fields on 1st January 1976 were included.

In regional estimates of gross domestic product so far available, which cover periods up to and including 1974, income from employment derived from the exploitation of the United Kingdom's gasfields has been allocated to the regions of residence of the employees.

Current1st January 1966
NorthTyne and Wear, Cleveland, Cumbria, Durham, Northumberland.Cumberland, Durham, Northumberland, Westmorland, North Riding of Yorkshire.
Yorkshire and Humberside.South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Humberside, North Yorkshire.East and West Ridings of Yorkshire (including City of York), Lincolnshire (Parts of Lindsey excluding Lincoln CB).
East MidlandsDerbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire.Derbyshire (except the High Peak District), Leicestershire, Lincolnshire (Parts of Holland, Parts of Kesteven and Lincoln CB), Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland.
East AngliaCambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk.Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely, Huntingdonshire, the Soke of Peterborough, Norfolk, Suffolk.
South-EastGreater London, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey, West Sussex.Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, London (Greater London Council area), Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire (including the Isle of Wight), Borough of Poole.
South-WestAvon, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire.Cornwall (including the Isles of Scilly), Devonshire, Dorset (excluding the Borough of Poole), Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire.
West MidlandsWest Midlands, Hereford and Worcester, Salop, Staffordshire, Warwickshire.Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire.
North-WestGreater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire.Cheshire, Lancashire, High Peak District of Derbyshire.
For the purpose of compiling the regional accounts, profits accruing from the extraction offshore of oil and natural gas are to be allocated to a separate, twelfth, region called the Continental Shelf Region.

The relatively small amounts of profits from this industry have been included with the profits and surpluses of other industries in Order II of the Standard Industrial Classification (Mining and Quarrying) and allocated among regions in proportion to the regional employment in this group of industries.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade into how many regions, for the purpose of economic statistics, the United Kingdom was divided on 1st January 1966; what were the boundaries of these regions then; into how many regions the United Kingdom is currently divided; and what are their boundaries.

The land area of the United Kingdom is subdivided into 11 standard regions for statistical purposes: Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and eight regions of England. Following are the definitions of the English regions, currently and on 1st January 1966:concerning his creation of a new United Kingdom region, for the purposes of economic statistics, to compromise the statistics of North Sea oil in that sector of North Sea north of 55° 50

1 as defined in the Continental Shelf (Jurisdiction) Order 1968.

The new Continental Shelf Region has been created by the Central Statistical Office for use in the regional accounts. In compiling regional estimates of gross domestic product the profits of the oil and gas extraction industry, derived from activities in the United Kingdom sector of the Continental Shelf, will be allocated to the new region. The Continental Shelf (Jurisdiction) Order 1968 defined the areas of the United Kingdom Continental Shelf to which English, Scottish and Northern Irish civil law are applied. The order has no relevance to the new region created for economic statistics.