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

List of committee members


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

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Committee members
Role Name Political Party
Member Lysbakken, Audun Socialist Left Party
First Vice Chair Jaffery, Lubna Boby (Meeting permanently for Persen, Marte Mjøs) Labour Party
Member Henriksen, Kari Labour Party
Second Vice Chair Harberg, Svein Conservative Party
Member Hagen, Carl I. Progress Party
Chair Frølich, Peter Conservative Party
Member Eriksen, Even (Meeting permanently for Trettebergstuen, Anette) Labour Party
Member Bjørke, Nils T. Centre Party
Member Aydar, Seher Red Party
Member Almeland, Grunde Liberal Party