MPs will vote next week to re-establish Parliament’s powerful Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC).
The committee – which is due to publish a delayed report on alleged Russian interference in UK politics – hasn’t met since before the 2019 election.
Opposition parties have previously accused the government of trying to escape scrutiny.
MPs will be asked to approve the committee’s new membership on Monday.
Membership of the committee has to be approved by the prime minister, and No 10 has now cleared the list of MPs it wishes to appoint, meaning it can go to a vote in the Commons.
The ISC oversees the UK’s intelligence community, but it has not met for well over six months – the longest hiatus since it was established in 1994.
Eight months after