Helsingin Sanomat reported today that several of the more influential committees in the Finnish Parliament is to be chaired by the True Finn party. These include the committee of international relations, defence committee and the governmental committee on police and rescue services. Thus far only confirmed chairperson in the True Finn headed committees is Timo Soini, who will be in charge of the international relations committee.
This development gives the True Finn party a much greater influence in matters of immigration, police services, border control and national defence among others. The parliamentary committees include members from every major party, and the purpose of the parliamentary committees is to prepare the legislation to be passed on to the general assembly for approval. There are 16 permanent committees in the Finnish Parliament.