Ieuan v Rhodri
According to press reports there was an almighty row in the Assembly yesterday when Plaid Leader Ieuan Wyn Jones gave Rhodri Morgan a roasting on the Government’s appalling economic record in West Wales and the Valleys,
In the public interest therefore please find below a GVA table which shows data on an all
GVA per head indices (
1995 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Wales 84 79 79 78 78 78 78
East Wales 102 100 101 100 100 100 N.A.
Source: ONS 2006.
What seems pretty clear is that wealth levels in Wales’ poorest areas has stagnated; that the trend is downward; and that GVA in most of Wales lies at less than 2/3 of the UK average.
To put things in context, West Wales and the Valleys is the poorest part in the whole of the
Is this what Labour call a proud economic legacy?