§ Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What were the average percentage increases between 1997 and 2001 in gross value added per head for:
- the combined East of England, London and south east England regions; and
- the rest of the United Kingdom; and[HL4527]
What were the ratios in:
of the average gross value added per head in the combined East of England, London and south-east regions to the rest of the United Kingdom (in total). [HL4528]
- 1997; and
Lord Mclntosh of Haringey
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.
Letter from the National Statistician, Len Cook, to Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, dated 30 September 2003.
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your two questions on Gross Value Added (GVA) per head for the combined East of England, London and the South East and the rest of the United Kingdom (HL4527 & HL4528).38WA
The estimates in tables A and B are based on the regional GVA estimates published in August 2003. These are available on the National Statistics website at http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/ Product.asp?vlnk = 7359
Table A Percentage increase in GVA1 per head compared to the previous year Year East of England, London and the South East combined United Kingdom excluding the East of England. London and the South East 1998 7% 5% 1999 5% 3% 2000 5% 4% 20012 5% 4% Average3 5% 4%
Table B GVA1 per head, indexed to UK=100.0 Year East of England, London and the South East combined United Kingdom excluding the East of England. London and the South East 1997 118.5 90.3 20012 121.5 87.9 1 GVA at current basic prices, excluding Extra-Regio. Extra Regio is that part of the UK's economic territory which cannot be allocated to any specific region. The contribution to UK GVA of UK embassies abroad and UK forces stationed overseas is included in Extra-Regio, along with the element of GVA relating to activities taking place on the continental shelf. 2 Excluding statistical discrepancy for 2001. Regional figures for the latest year do not sum to the UK total due to the statistical discrepancy in the National Accounts. For years up to 2000, figures are based on fully reconciled national estimates of income and expenditure. At the time of the publication of the estimates the 2001 data had not been completely reconciled and a statistical discrepancy exists, which is not broken down by region. 3 Compound annual percentage increase between 1997 and 2001.