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Gross Domestic Product: Scottish Share

Volume 590: debated on Monday 1 June 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What was Scotland's percentage share of (a) the United Kingdom's; and (b) the British gross national product for each year from 1979 to date. [HL1992]

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the Chief Executive of the Office for National Statistics who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter to Lord Selkirk of Douglas from the Director of the Office for National Statistics, Mr. Tim Holt, dated 29 May 1998.

As Director of the Office for National Statistics (ONS), I have been asked to reply to your recent parliamentary question on Scotland's share of UK and GB gross national product from 1979 to date.

Information on Scotland's share of (a) the United Kingdom's, and (b) Great Britain's gross domestic product from 1979 to 1996 is given in the attached table. Estimates of regional gross national product are not available.

Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Scotland's GDP as percentage of:

Great Britain

1

United Kingdom

1

19799.08.8
19808.98.7
19819.18.9
19829.08.8
19839.18.9
19849.08.8
19858.98.7
19868.78.5
19878.78.5
19888.58.4
19898.58.3
19908.78.5
19918.88.6
19928.98.7
19938.98.7
19948.98.7
19959.08.8
19968.88.6

1 Scotland as a percentage of UK and GB totals, which exclude GDP not allocated to any particular regions, e.g. the profits generated on the Continental Shelf.