One of the functions of the Knesset is to supervise the
government (ministerial cabinet), most of whose ministers and deputy ministers are elected Knesset members. The Knesset fulfills
its supervisory role in various ways: Every law that the government wants to enact must pass the Knesset's
approval, including the budget and taxation laws. The Knesset may also demand that the government provide
it with information, whether within the framework of its Permanent Committees, sub-committees, and
parliamentary inquiry committees, or in the plenum - by means of debates, motions
for the agenda, or parliamentary questions.
An additional means of supervision are the reports of the State Comptroller, which are presented to the Knesset
by means of the State Control Committee. Following its deliberations on the report, the committee submits its
conclusions and proposals to the Knesset plenum, which debates and approves them. Some view the State
Comptroller as the Knesset's "arm".