Committees and subcommittees

The committees of the Saeima have an important role in the work of the Parliament. The committees work in a specific legislative field and prepare draft laws for consideration in the plenary sittings of the Saeima. They also carry out parliamentary scrutiny over the work of the government. Committees may have other tasks, for example, they verify whether public expenditures are justified, decide whether the Code of Ethics has been violated, or coordinate Latvia’s national positions on European Union issues.

The Saeima has standing committees as set forth by the Rules of Procedure. These committees are formed in each convocation of the Saeima. In addition, the Saeima may form ad hoc committees to undertake specific legislative assignments. In specific cases, the Saeima appoints a parliamentary investigative committee if at least one third of MPs request it.

If necessary, each committee may form up to two subcommittees.

The tasks of the committees

Committee formation


Committees of the 14th Saeima

Foreign Affairs Committee Composition 
Budget and Finance (Taxation) Committee Composition
Legal Affairs Committee Composition 
     Constitutional and Judicial Policy Subcommittee Composition  
     Criminal Justice and Sentencing Policy Subcommittee Composition
Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee Composition
     The Latgale Region Subcommittee  Composition
Education, Culture and Science Committee
Composition
     Higher Education, Science and Human Capital Subcommittee  Composition
     Sports Subcommittee 
Composition
Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee Composition 
     Comprehensive National Defence Subcommittee Composition
     Internal Security Subcommittee  Composition
Public Administration and Local Government Committee Composition 
     Housing Subcommittee  Composition
Economic, Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Policy Committee Composition 
     Entrepreneurship Development Subcommittee  Composition
     Environmental, Climate and Energy Subcommittee   Composition
Social and Employment Matters Committee  Composition 
      Inequality Reduction Subcommittee Composition
      Public Health Subcommittee Composicion
Mandate, Ethics and Submissions Committee
Composition
Parliamentary Inquiry Committee
Composition 
Public Expenditure and Audit Committee
Composition
National Security Committee
Composition    
Citizenship, Migration and Social Cohesion Committee
Composition 
European Affairs Committee
Composition
Sustainable Development Committee Composition
Trešdien, 1.februārī
09:00  Eiropas lietu komisijas sēde
09:45  Izglītības, kultūras un zinātnes komisijas sēde
10:00  Ārlietu komisijas sēde
10:00  Budžeta un finanšu (nodokļu) komisijas sēde
10:00  Cilvēktiesību un sabiedrisko lietu komisijas sēde
10:00  Aizsardzības, iekšlietu un korupcijas novēršanas komisijas sēde
10:00  Valsts pārvaldes un pašvaldības komisijas sēde
10:00  Tautsaimniecības, agrārās, vides un reģionālās politikas komisijas sēde
10:00  Sociālo un darba lietu komisijas sēde
10:15  Juridiskās komisijas sēde
12:00  Mandātu, ētikas un iesniegumu komisijas sēde
12:00  Pieprasījumu komisijas sēde
12:00  Publisko izdevumu un revīzijas komisijas sēde
12:00  Nacionālās drošības komisijas sēde
12:00  Pilsonības, migrācijas un sabiedrības saliedētības komisijas sēde
12:00  Ilgtspējīgas attīstības komisijas sēde
13:40  Saeimas priekšsēdētāja V.E. Edvarda Smiltēna rīkotās pusdienas par godu Polijas Republikas prezidenta V.E. Andrzej Duda oficiālajai vizītei Latvijas Republikā