Parliamentary Committee

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A parliamentary committee (or in adjectival form: parliamentary committee ) is a body on a special subject area that has been set up in a parliament .

Tasks and composition

In most cases, the members of a parliamentary committee are also members of parliament, although in many parliaments the aim is to reflect the strength of the parliamentary groups in the composition of the committee members.

As a rule, the committees deal with a specific topic ( education , security , justice , finance, etc.) and discuss draft laws and make recommendations on their topic. Often there are fixed ( standing ) committees on issues that constantly affect parliament, as well as situation-related committees - e.g. a committee of inquiry . A committee can also convene a subcommittee.

Parliamentary Committees in Bulgaria

In Bulgaria, for example, there is the Committee for European Affairs and Control of EU Funds with the task of checking the effective implementation of EU law in Bulgarian legislation, drafts of EU law, as well as political control over the issuance of EU funds Funds and programs.

Parliamentary committees in Germany

In 1848 there was a Committee of Fifties for the Frankfurt Pre-Parliament , which bridged the time until the Frankfurt National Assembly met . In the same year the Committee of Seventeen of the Bundestag met in the German Confederation to work out a draft constitution after the March Revolution . In 1848/49 the Constitutional Committee of the Frankfurt National Assembly also worked on a draft constitution. There were also committees in the days of the German Empire and the Weimar Republic .

In today's Federal Republic of Germany there are parliamentary committees in the state parliaments and the committees in the German Bundestag (see also main committee ). In contrast, committees of the local people's representative bodies are not parliamentary committees.

Petitions must be submitted to the Petitions Committee in writing with the full address. They can be submitted by post or using the online forms on the respective parliamentary website. In individual cases, administrative procedures can be greatly accelerated.

Parliamentary Committees in Great Britain

One of the main tasks of the Committee for Privileges and Conduct is to verify membership of the House of Lords .

Parliamentary Committees in Austria

According to its own account, the tasks of the main committee of the National Council are: “In some very important state affairs [the parliament] takes on administrative responsibility together with the government and has extensive rights of participation within the EU. These are the tasks of the main committee. He also advises on filling important positions. "

Parliamentary Committees in the European Union

The European Parliament has 22 standing committees and one special committee.

The 22 standing committees (including some sub-committees ) deal with

See also

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Daniel Stoecker: Complaints Office Petitions Committee: You can do something there . In: The daily newspaper: taz . September 6, 2018, ISSN  0931-9085 ( [accessed on September 14, 2018]).
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