'The Robbie Powell Story'

A father's 20-year fight for the truth about the death of his son takes an extraordinary political twist.

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Robbie Powell case: MP urges law change

An MP has called for a change in the law to ensure medical professionals are as open as possible about the reasons why failures occur. Jonathan Evans raised the case of Robbie Powell, who died aged ten from a rare but treatable condition.

A series of investigations into the handling of the case were described as a 'catalogue of errors' in a review last year. Conservative MP Jonathan Evans who's long campaigned with the Powell family said the time had come to introduce a law requiring a 'duty of candour' in such cases.


Calls for new Robbie Powell statement

Opposition politicians are calling for a new statement from Carwyn Jones on the investigation into the death of Robbie Powell. It follows revelations in last night's Wales This Week that parts of the independent report into the ten year old's death were withheld by the First Minister.

In the Senedd chamber, Opposition Leader Andrew RT Davies asked Leader of the House, Jane Hutt, for a new statement. Here he explains why:

  1. Adrian Masters

Plaid leader: 'Questionable redactions' in Robbie Powell report

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood says last night's 'Wales This Week' investigation into the Robbie Powell report showed "unusual and questionable" redactions.

She repeated a commitment to introducing a new 'Robbie's Law' to allow families to access medical records, and outlaw their deletion.

Ms Wood said that if the the law could not be introduced in this parliament, it will be in Plaid Cymru's programme for government in 2016.

Removal of parts of Robbie Powell report 'astonishing'

Parts of an independent report that was supposed to expose the truth about the death of a little boy were withheld on the instructions of the First Minister. An investigation by ITV Cymru Wales has uncovered the missing sections on the events surrounding the death of ten-year-old Robbie Powell.

Carwyn Jones published the report last July and apologised for 23 years of failings by the authorities. But tonight a leading lawyer says the report was not independent. He's now calling for a full public inquiry.

Jonathan will have much more on this story on Wales This Week, here on ITV Cymru Wales, at 8pm tonight.


First Minister: 'I would have preferred to publish unredacted report'

At his monthly news conference, Carwyn Jones has been responding to our Political Editor Adrian Masters' questions about the Wales This Week investigation into how a report into the death of ten-year-old Robbie Powell was redacted.

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