http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8213467.stm nothing trivial i hope Lord Mandelson has been admitted to hospital to have an operation for a "benign condition of the prostate", a government spokesman has said. The business secretary, 55, is in St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, west London, and it is expected he will remain in overnight. A Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform spokesman said it was a "routine operation". Last week, Lord Mandelson stood in for the prime minister who was on holiday. Lord Mandelson returned to the British government last year after serving as European Union trade commissioner. He is known as the "comeback king" of British politics and was appointed to one of the most powerful jobs in Europe after being sacked twice from the cabinet.