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Council of State Division in Stockholm (1814–1905)

The Norwegian Council of State Division in Stockholm was established on 30 November 1814. This followed the Storting's approval of the personal union between Sweden and Norway. The office as prime minister was now introduced in Norway. From late in December 1814, Prime Minister Peder Anker was operative as the first head of the Norwegian Council of State Divison in Stockholm. With him he had two ministers coming over from Christiania (Oslo) to serve for normally one year at the time. The Division´s secretariat was the new Norwegian State Secretariat Chancery in Stockholm. In Christiania government work was led by the Swedish-Norwegian King´s Governor-General and the First Minister.

The number of Norwegian ministers in Stockholm was increased from three to ten during the short periods between 1857 and 1881 when a Swedish-Norwegian interim government ruled while the King was ill or abroad.

On 5 June 1873, the office as the Swedish-Norwegian King´s Governor-General in Christiania was abolished, after having been vacant since 1861. On 21 July 1873, the responsibility as Norway’s Prime Minister was transferred from the office as Prime Minister in Stockholm to a new office as Prime Minister in Christiania. The office as Norwegian Prime Minister in Stockholm was now ranked after Norway’s Prime Minister in Christiania.

When the Storting on 7 June 1905 declared the union between Sweden and Norway to be dissolved, the members of the Norwegian Council of State Division in Stockholm had been withdrawn to Kristiania some days before. The Council of State Division was now abolished. The Norwegian State Secretariat Chancery in Stockholm was abolished in 1906.

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