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Volume 496: debated on Monday 20 July 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the value of local Zimbabwean bonds held by his Department was in each of the last 10 years, expressed in (a) Zimbabwean dollars and (b) pounds sterling. (287517)

The value held in the last 10 years is zero: local Zimbabwe bonds are not held in the UK's foreign currency reserves (the Exchange Equalisation Account).