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Fair Trade

Volume 410: debated on Friday 19 September 2003

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:To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to her answer of 14 July 2003, Official Report, column 17W, on the Everything But Arms Agreement, how many people in sub-Saharan Africa (a) have lived and (b) are predicted to live, on less that $1 a day between 1990 and 2015; and if she will assess the impact of the Everything But Arms Agreement on the number of people. [130694]

:Figures for sub-Saharan Africa, given in the World Development Indicators Report (World Bank) show the number of people who have lived or are predicted to live on less than $1 a day between 1990 and 2015 as follows:

Million people
These figures, as a percentage of the total population, are:

There are as yet no estimates of the impact of the Everything But Arms Agreement.