Do you want to know what a petition resolution is or what is meant by duty of disclosure? Here is a list of explanations of terms that are frequently used in the Norwegian Parliament.

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  • initiated debate

    committees may, up to twice within the same Storting session, call for a matter that falls within the committee’s sphere of responsibility to be debated in the Storting in addition to the specific matters that the committee has been sent for consideration. Proposals may not be put forward during such a debate.
  • interim President

    may be elected for a short and defined period of time. He or she acts as a temporary President and presides over sittings in the Storting.
  • interpellation

    more extensive form of question to the Government or a cabinet minister than a question at Question Time, often concerning a major or politically important matter. Interpellations are usually debated in the Storting.
  • investiture

    an accession or investiture vote acts as a vote of confidence in systems where parliamentarianism prevails. Investiture implies that the parliament gives the Government its expressed confidence when it takes office.