Agricultural labour in England and Wales
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Agricultural labour in England and Wales earning, hours and numbers of persons, including the Report of the Wages and Employment Enquiry 1979. by Great Britain. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. Economics Division 1.

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Published by Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in London .
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