The credibility of MI5, MI6 and GHCQ has been damaged by the way their work is held to account, an influential group of MPs has said.
The Home Affairs Select Committee wants to see a shake up of the way security and intelligence agencies are scrutinised, starting with the way the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) is organised.
Membership of the nine-strong ISC should be elected and the chair should always be a member of the House of Commons.
In addition, it said the ISC chair should always be a member of the largest opposition party.
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