Documents and laws

The Riksdag's principal task is to take decisions about matters that affect society as a whole.

The Chamber of the Riksdag takes decisions on the basis of proposals from the Government or members of the Riksdag. Before a debate is held and a decision taken in the Chamber, proposals must be considered by one of the 15 parliamentary committees. 

In this section you can find documents and information that enable you to follow the passage of parliamentary business (matters) from the proposal to the decision-making stage. Most of these documents are only available in Swedish.

Commissions of inquiry
Government bills and written communications
Private members' motions
Submissions and reports
Reports and statements of opinion from the parliamentary committees
Records of proceedings in the Chamber
Questions for written answers
Answers to written questions
Explanatory memoranda on EU proposals
Stenographic records from meetings of the Committee on EU Affairs
Reports from the Riksdag