Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs

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The Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs (Norwegian: Finanskomiteen) is a standing committee of the Parliament of Norway. It is responsible for policies relating to economic policy, monetary and credit policy, the financial and credit system, financial administration, block grants to municipalities and counties, taxes and duties to the State Treasury, state guarantees for exports, National Insurance revenues, incomes policy (except for the Agricultural Agreement) and legislation relating to accounting and auditing. It corresponds to the Ministry of Finance.[1] The committee has 18 members and is chaired by Hans Olav Syversen of the Christian Democratic Party.[2]

Since the economic policy affects the resources available in all other policy areas, the Finance Committee is considered to be a powerful one, and in most cases, all parliamentary parties have at least one member on it. An exception was made in the 2013-2017 Parliament when Rasmus Hansson, the sole representative of the Green Party, asked to be seated on the Standing Committee on Energy and the Environment instead.[3]

Members 2013–2017

The committee is chaired by Hans Olav Syversen
Representative Party Position
Hans Olav Syversen Christian Democrats Chair
Jonas Gahr Støre Labour First deputy chair
Svein Flåtten Conservative Second deputy chair
Solveig Sundbø Abrahamsen Conservative
Lisbeth Berg-Hansen Labour
Terje Breivik Liberal
Tore Hagebakken Labour
Gjermund Hagesæter Progress
Sigurd Hille Conservative
Tom Holthe Progress
Irene Johansen Labour
Hans Andreas Limi Progress
Heidi Nordby Lunde Conservative
Marianne Marthinsen Labour
Siri A. Meling Conservative
Torstein Tvedt Solberg Labour
Snorre Serigstad Valen Socialist Left
Trygve Slagsvold Vedum Centre

References

  1. ^ Parliament of Norway. "The Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs". Retrieved 23 October 2009.
  2. ^ The Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs Stortinget.no. Retrieved 30 October 2013
  3. ^ Melgård, Marie (3 October 2013). "Miljøpartiet De Grønne ber om Ap og Høyres nåde". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). Retrieved 9 December 2013.
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