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The Committee on the Constitution postpones its examination of the Government

26 March 2020 klockan 13.30

The Committee on the Constitution has agreed to table its examination of the Government until further notice. The Committee will therefore not be holding any hearings as part of its examination during the spring.

The task of the Committee on the Constitution to examine the manner in which government ministers perform their duties and the handling of government business is laid down in the Constitution. The provision states that the Committee shall, whenever there is reason to do so, but at least once a year, inform the Riksdag of what it considers worth drawing attention to. The Committee's assessment is that in view of the situation that now prevails as a result of the coronavirus, current work on the examination of the Government should be postponed. The Committee will therefore not be holding any hearings as part of its examination during the spring.

The examination will be resumed as soon as it can be carried out in more adequate forms than those that have now been permitted.

For further information, please contact

Peder Nielsen, Head of Secretariat, Committee on the Constitution, telephone +46 8 786 40 72.

The Riksdag Administration's Press Service, telephone + 46 8 786 62 00.