The Standing Committee on Scrutiny and Constitutional Affairs

The Storting has organised its supervisory work in different ways over the years. From 1814 to 1972 it was the responsibility of the Protocol Committee. From 1972 to 1981 it was dealt with by the various standing committees.

A separate Standing Committee on Scrutiny was established in 1981. Its areas of responsibility were limited initially and its members also sat on other standing committees. Since1993 the Storting has had a separate supervisory committee: the Standing Committee on Scrutiny and Constitutional Affairs. The creation of this committee represented a strengthening of the Storting’s supervisory role. Today’s committee has wider powers than its predecessors.

The Committee’s main responsibilities

Committee Members

Chair: Mr Martin Kolberg (Labour Party)
First Vice Chair: Mr Michael Tetzschner (Conservative Party)
Second Vice Chair: Mr. Helge Thorheim (Progress Party)
Member: Ms Jette F. Christensen (Labour Party)
Member: Ms Gunvor Eldegard (Labour Party)
Member: Mr Hans Fredrik Grøvan (Christian Democratic Party)
Member: Mr Gjermund Hagesæter (Progress Party)
Member: Mr Rasmus Hansson (Green Party)
Member: Mr Per Olaf Lundteigen (Centre Party)
Member: Mr Abid Q. Raja (Liberal Party)
Member: Mr Erik Skutle (Conservative Party)
Member: Mr Bård Vegard Solhjell (Socialist Left Party)


Mailing address

Kontroll- og konstitusjonskomiteen
P.O. Box 1700 Sentrum
0026 Oslo


Committee Secretaries

Ms Hanne Koll Larssen
Telephone: +47 23 31 31 64 

Mr Thomas Dam
Telephone: +47 23 31 31 56

Committee Secretariat 

Ms Anita Sofie Midtsand
Telephone: +47 23 31 37 58