To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what account has been taken by his Department of New Economics and post neo-classical endogenous growth theory in the formulation of economic policy since 1997. 
The Government take into account all relevant factors in their formulation of economic policy.
Economic Situation: Coastal Areas
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the gross value added per head was in the principal seaside towns in England and Wales in the latest period for which figures are available. 
I have been asked to reply.
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.
Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated November 2008:
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question about gross value added (GVA) per head in the principal seaside towns in England and Wales in the latest period for which figures are available. (235189)
The Office for National Statistics publishes regional GVA using official statistical geographies known as Nomenclature of Units for Territorial Statistics (NUTS)(1). NUTS3 boundaries (the lowest level at which the ONS publishes regional GVA) do not directly correspond to the principal seaside towns of the United Kingdom, but some towns are included as individual regions.
Regional GVA per head can be found in table 3.2 of the link: