Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on the Gross Domestic Product on 19th May 1989.
Mr. McLeish To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give the gross domestic product at constant factor prices for each standard region, Scotland and Wales and for each of the years 1979 to 1988, inclusive.
Mr. Major Gross domestic product (output-based) at constant prices for Scotland from 1963–1987 was published by the Scottish Office on 3 May; comparable estimates are not made for Wales or the regions of England. Current price estimates (income based) for Scotland, Wales and the English regions for 1977–87 were published in Economic Trends No. 421, November 1988, on page 90. Provisional estimates for 1988 will be published in Economic Trends No. 433. Constant price income based estimates are not made because there are no regional price indices.