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Volume 456: debated on Wednesday 31 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the percentage of the population in Zimbabwe who live below the poverty line. (110786)

It is estimated that 56 per cent. of the population live on less than US $1 a day while 80 per cent. live on less that US $2 a day (Poverty Assessment Study Survey 2006).