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Gross National Product

Volume 949: debated on Friday 12 May 1978

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what is his latest estimate of gross national product per capita in England, Scotland and Wales, separately; and what effect oil and gas revenues have on his calculations;(2) what is his latest estimate of the per capita gross domestic product of Scotland, Wales and each region of England; and if he will express each gross domestic product figure as a percentage of the British gross domestic product.

Estimates of regional gross domestic product per capita at current prices in 1975 and as a percentage of the average for Great Britain, are as follows:

GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT PER CAPITA, 1975
Great Britain = 100
£
North1,57794·6
Yorkshire and Humberside1,59495·6
East Midlands1,61096·6
East Anglia1,50690·3
South-East1,865111·9
South-West1,51490·8
West Midlands1,62397·4
North-West1,59895·9
England1,686101·1
Wales1,45587·3
Scotland1,60296·1
Great Britain (excluding Continental Shelf)1,667100·0
Estimates of gross national produce for regions of the United Kingdom are not available. Profits of the offshore activities of the oil and gas extraction industry are included in the Continental Shelf region which is regarded as part of the United Kingdom for the purposes of GDP measurement. Income from employment of employees working offshore is included in the gross domestic products of their onshore regions of residence.