Mandelson to have kidney stone op

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The new Business Secretary Peter Mandelson has undergone hospital tests after experiencing kidney pain, it was learned today.

A spokesman for the Minister said he will still attend today's first meeting of the National Economic Council although he will have a kidney stone removed later.

A spokesman for the Business Department said: "Over the past few days, Peter Mandelson has been experiencing some kidney pain.

"Hospital tests yesterday confirmed that there is a small stone. This will be dealt with by the normal procedures later today.

"He will be attending the National Economic Council meeting this morning as expected."