The lifestyle of Gypsy travelling people presents the government with different challenges for the provision of health and social welfare. The Equal Opportunities Committee held a year-long enquiry into these challenges, but the response of the Executive fell short of meeting their recommendations. In this case the power of the committee was limited.

First broadcast:
11 December 2003

This clip could lead to further study by students of the role of committees within The Scottish Parliament. Students could conduct further research into the Equal Opportunities Committee and its power and responsibilities.
This specific case could lead into study of the involvement of and representation of different ethnic, cultural and social groups in Scottish and UK politics.