Parliamentary committees in the Riksdag

There are 15 parliamentary committees in the Riksdag, Sweden's parliament. Each committee is made up of seventeen elected MPs, with at least one member from each political party.

Current committees

Civil Affairs
The Committee on Civil Affairs was formed on 1 October 2006. This committee overtook issues that were previously handled by the Committee on Civil Law (Lagutskottet) and the Committee on Housing (Bostadsutskottet).
The first Committee on the Constitution was established in the Riksdag of the Estates in May 1809. The committee played a decisive role in bringing about a new Instrument of Government, which was adopted on 6 June 1809. The existence of a Committee on the Constitution and other parliamentary committees was further regulated in the current Instrument of Government from 1974.
The committee prepares matters concerning the Fundamental Laws of the Realm (Rikets grundlagar) and the Riksdag Act (Riksdagsordningen) and certain other legislation. The current chairman is Andreas Norlén of the Moderate Party.[1]
Cultural Affairs
Environment and Agriculture
The current chair of the Finance Committee is Fredrik Olovsson of the Social Democrats.[2]
Foreign Affairs
The current chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs is Kenneth G. Forslund of the Social Democrats[3]
Health and Welfare
The Committee on Justice was established in 1971. The committee prepares matters concerning the judicial system, the Penal Code (Brottsbalken), and the Code of Judicial Procedure (Rättegångsbalken).
Labour Market
Social Insurance
Transport and Communications;
Health and Welfare

Former committees

There are six committees that no longer meet:

  • Secret Committee
  • Committee on the State
  • Committee on General Affairs and the Economy
  • Committee on the Accords
  • Committee on Civil Law
  • Committee on Housing

See also


  1. "Andreas Norlén (Mod) - Riksdagen". Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  2. "Fredrik Olovsson (SocDem) - Riksdagen". Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  3. "Kenneth G Forslund (SocDem) - Riksdagen". Retrieved 26 March 2018.
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