MSPs have greater individual power than MPs in Westminster. In the first session of the Scottish Parliament, eight private members bills were passed, including one that made it an offence for dog owners not to clean up after their pets. Whether the legislation is effectively enforced is questionable.

First broadcast:
11 December 2003

This clip can be used to encourage pupils to think of ways in which the government can enforce this particular piece of legislation, or legislation in general. Could also be used to stimulate discussion on how far the Government should be able to interfere in the way that citizens live their lives.