§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the number of people in the world living on(a) less than one dollar a day, (b) between one and two dollars a day and (c) between two and five dollars a day. 
§ Hilary Benn
DFID does not produce its own estimates of the number of people living in poverty. This is a complex and resource intensive task. We use estimates produced by the World Bank. The latest estimates are that in 2000 there were 1.1 billion people in the world living on less than a dollar a day and a further 1.6 billion people living on between one and two dollars a day. A figure is not given for the number living on between two and five dollars a day.
More information on the analysis, including regional breakdowns, is in Chapter 1 of the World Bank's Global Economic Prospects 2004. This is available at: http://www.worldbank.org/prospects/gep2004/toc.htm