Labour has accused the Government for failing to act after figures showed an 11% rise in the number of women who had missed a vital cancer screening.
Around 3.7 million women were late with their smear test check up for cervical cancer last year, while only 364,000 missed them in 2009-10, according to data.
The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), who released the figures, said the working women bracket had the biggest increase in overdue smear tests.
More than a million aged in their 30s were overdue, up 11%, while numbers of 40-somethings rose 15% to 925,000 and in their 50s it was up 16% to 620,000.
More top news
Nadeem Muhammad, 43, was convicted of possessing an explosive with intent to endanger life after a pipe bomb was found in his hand luggage.
Princes William and Harry will officially mark the 20th anniversary of their mother's death by visiting the garden created in her name.
Holidaymakers risk fines of up to £125 if they fail to meet the new clean air rules, but only a third are aware of the regulation.