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.
Former English police officer and head of London's Metropolitan Police from 2011 to 2017. Hogan-Howe was knighted in the 2013 New Year’s Honours for his services to policing. Gave evidence on the Met’s relationship with the Press. Told the Inquiry of a “clear need to review existing procedures”.
Retired senior Scottish police officer, House was the first Chief Constable of Police Scotland, appointed October 2012. Awarded Queen's Police Medal in 2005 for distinguished service and knighted in 2013 for services to law and order. Gave evidence on procedures and relationship with the press in Strathclyde.
Born 1969. British news editor, producer and media executive. Former director of BBC World News Limited and Director of Communications for British Prime Minister David Cameron. Oliver was knighted in the 2016 Resignation Honours after Cameron stepped down as Prime Minister in the wake of the European Union membership referendum. Oliver answered questions from the Inquiry about the process of his appointment and changes he had made from the time of his predecessor Andy Coulson, as well as on meetings with Rupert Murdoch, Rebekah Brooks and other representatives of News International.