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.
Born 1948. Now retired, Crawford started work in Home Office and moved to the Police Department in 1992. She was appointed Chief Executive of Metropolitan Police Authority in 2000 and presented 37 pieces of evidence to the Inquiry.
Head of fraud and security at Telefónica 02 phone company. Gorham answered the Inquiry’s questions on how mobile-phone voicemails could be accessed remotely and the security arrangements in place in 2005 and 2006 when a series of phone-hacking scandals emerged.
National Officer for Police Staff at UNISON at time of Inquiry. Media training was available to Police Staff (ie non-officer employees), he said.
Founded 1948. ACPO was a not-for-profit private limited company that for many years led the development of policing practices in the UK. It was funded by Home Office grants, profits from commercial activities and contributions from the 44 police authorities in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland and was replaced by the National Police Chiefs' Council in 2015 following a review of the Police Act 1996.
Territorial police force responsible for policing the non-metropolitan county of County Durham and the unitary authority of Darlington. Submitted evidence to the Inquiry on the force's communications strategy.
Formed 2003. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) was a non-departmental public body in England and Wales responsible for overseeing the system for handling complaints made against police forces in England and Wales. It was asked to report into corruption between police officers and journalists. The report was published in 2012 and the IPCC was replaced in 2018 by the Independent Office for Police Conduct. Jane Furniss, IPCC chief executive at the time of the Inquiry, gave evidence of improper disclosure of information but believed there was a misconception about the extent of corruption by the media.
Formed 1952. The sole representative body for police officers in the ranks of superintendent and chief superintendent in England and Wales. Its members are the senior operational leaders in policing in the 43 Home Office forces, British Transport Police, Civil Nuclear Constabulary and the British Transport Police. The Association's headquarters are in Pangbourne, Berkshire.