Submitted in response to written requests from the Inquiry, usually providing lists of questions to be answered. In most cases these formed the basis of questioning in public sessions, but in some cases they were read into the record (or taken as read) and the witness did not appear in person.
Given by witnesses invited by the Inquiry, normally after they have made written statements. These sessions could be viewed live online and sometimes on television news services, and the video recordings are part of the archive. The statements were usually released to the public after the public sessions.
As part of the Module 4 process, the Inquiry has published Draft Criteria for an effective Regulatory Regime (Preview) Lord Justice Leveson has also invited the industry and others to comment on these draft criteria and to submit proposals for elements of a new regulatory regime for the press. These are now published below and we would welcome any comments or further submissions in response to these proposals, including on what aspects you do or do not support, and any issues in them that you consider require further explanation in order to be fully understood. The deadline of 29 June 2012 for receipt of submissions relating to Module 4 has now passed. Further to the proposals submitted below, the Inquiry has since heard oral evidence from a number of contributors. This evidence can be found on the relevant links below: