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
Chair Andersen, Dag Terje Labour Party
First Vice Chair Harberg, Svein Conservative Party
Second Vice Chair Bjørke, Nils T. Centre Party
Member Breivik, Terje Liberal Party
Member Hansen, Eva Kristin Labour Party
Member Horne, Solveig Progress Party
Member Leirstein, Ulf Isak Independent
Member Mathisen, Bente Stein (Meeting permanently for Sanner, Jan Tore) Conservative Party
Member Rommetveit, Magne Labour Party
Member Øvstegård, Freddy André Socialist Left Party