​The CC are divided into permanent sub-committees which are allotted the seven federal departments (ministries), the Federal Chancellery and the Federal Courts. In general, it is the sub-committees that conduct inquiries on behalf of the CCs, for example examining witnesses. They report to the full Committee, which is empowered to take decisions. In particular, it is the responsibility of the full Committee to approve the reports and recommendations to the authorities. On occasion temporary ad hoc working groups are set up to investigate a given issue.

 

Sub-committees of the National Council

DFAE / DDPS

DFF / DEFR

DFI / DETEC

DFJP / ChF

Sub-committee Tribunaux / MPC

 

Sub-committees of the Council of States

DFAE / DDPS

DFF / DEFR

DFI / DETEC

DFJP / ChF

Sub-committee Tribunaux / MPC