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|Committees in the Riksdag|
|List of Committees:|
|Politics of Sweden|
There are fifteen 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. Additionally, the committee on EU Affairs, while not one of the standing committees, has a similar role.
- Committee on 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 and the Committee on Housing (bostadsutskottet). Currently the committee is chaired by Emma Hult of the Green Party, and as vice-Speaker Larry Söder of the Christian Democrats.
- Committee on the Constitution
- 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
- Committee on Cultural Affairs
- Led by Christer Nylander (Liberals), vice-Speaker Vasiliki Tsouplaki of the Left Party, as of 2019, the second vice-Speaker Lotta Finstorp of the Moderate Party, along with the third vice-Speaker Lawen Redar of the Social Democratic Party.
- Committee on Defence
- Since 2020 the committee is led by Pål Jonson of Moderate Party, and since 2019 the committee's vice-Speaker is Niklas Karlsson of the Social Democratic Party.
- Committee on Education
- Social Democrat Gunnilla Svantorp leads the committee, along with vice-Speaker Roger Haddad of the Liberal Party since 2018 and since 2019, the second vice-Speaker Kristina Axén Olin.
- Committee on Environment and Agriculture
- Chaired currently by
- Committee on Finance
- The current chair of the committee is Fredrik Olovsson of the Social Democrats. The vice-Speaker of the committee is Elisabeth Svantesson for the Moderate Party.
- Committee on Foreign Affairs
- The current chairman of the committee is Kenneth G. Forslund of the Social Democrats Since 2019, the vice-Speaker of the committee is Hans Wallmark from the Moderate Party.
- Committee on Health and Welfare
- Kristina Nilsson for the Social Democrats.
- Committee on Industry and Trade
- Current chairman is Lars Hjälmered (Moderate Party) along with vice-Speaker Anna-Caren Sätherberg for the Social Democrats.
- Committee on Justice
- Established in 1971, the committee considers matters concerning the
- Committee on the Labour Market
- Anna Johansson of Social Democrats leads the work in the committee, along with vice-Speaker of the committee Gulan Avci from the Liberal Party, and Mats Green of the Moderate Party.
- Committee on Social Insurance
- Moderate Maria Malmer Stenergard currently chairs the committee, along with vice-Speaker Rikard Larsson of the Social Democrats.
- Committee on Taxation
- The current chair is
- Committee on Transport and Communications
- Currently chaired by
- Joint Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee
- Committee on European Union Affairs
- In consultation with the
There are several committees that no longer meet:
- Joint Constitution and Foreign Affairs Committee (Sammansatta konstitutions- och utrikesutskottet) (2001–2008)
- Secret Committee (Sekreta utskottet) (1627–1772)
- Committee of Supply (Statsutskottet) (1809–1970)
- Committee on General Affairs and the Economy
- Committee on the Accords
- Committee on Civil Law (1971–2006)
- House Ways and Means Committee (Bevillningsutskottet) (1809–1970)
- Housing Committee (1983–2006)
- Committee on Banking and Currency (Bankoutskottet) (1672–1970)
- First Law Committee (1918–1970)
- Second Law Committee (1918–1970)
- Third Law Committee (1949–1970)