Committee on Civil Affairs (Parliament of Sweden)


Committee on Civil Affairs (Parliament of Sweden)

The Committee on Civil Affairs (Swedish: Civilutskottet, CU) is a committee of the Parliament of Sweden. The committee prepares matters concerning the Marriage, Parental, Inheritance, Commercial, Land and Enforcement Codes and acts of law which supersede or refer to provisions of these Codes, insofar as these matters do not fall to any other committee to prepare.

The Committee on Civil Affairs also prepares matters concerning insurance contract law, company and association law, the law of torts, transport law, bankruptcy law, consumer law, international private law, legislation on other matters having the nature of general private law, housing policy, water rights, land development planning, building and construction, physical planning, expropriation, the formation of property units and land survey.

Matters concerning appropriations falling within expenditure area 18 - Community planning, housing supply and construction - are prepared by the Committee on Civil Affairs.

The committee was formed on 1 October 2006 and overtook issues that were previously handled by the Committee on Civil Law (Lagutskottet) and the Committee on Housing (Bostadsutskottet). The current chairman of the committee is Carina Moberg of the Social Democratic Party.

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