The Riksdag Administration is an authority with the task of facilitating the work of the Riksdag. The Riksdag Administration helps members of the Riksdag with factual information and background materials for their decisions, and helps to provide good working conditions for the members of the Riksdag. The Administration also provides information about the Riksdag and its work. By the side of the Speaker sits the clerk of the Chamber. Other officials with various tasks also sit on the platform. The photo shows First Deputy Speaker Åsa Lindestam (SocDem) and clerk of the Chamber Johan Welander on the platform. Photo: Melker Dahlstrand The Riksdag Administration is led by the Riksdag Board, which is chaired by the Speaker and has ten other members chosen by the Riksdag. The Secretary-General of the Riksdag, who is the head of the Administration, also attends the meetings of the Riksdag Board. The Secretary-General of the Riksdag is appointed by the Riksdag.