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.