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.
Adwent was a senior crime reporter for the East Anglican Daily Times and Evening Star Ipswich at the time of the Inquiry. He gave evidence regarding the relationship between Suffolk Police and the media.
Editor of the East Anglian Daily Times at the time of the Inquiry, having joined the paper in 1979 as a trainee reporter. During his time as Editor, he said, the EADT launched many campaigns aimed at improving life for communities in Suffolk and north Essex including fighting for much-needed road and rail improvements, battling for faster broadband in rural areas, and working with partners to improve educational standards.
At the time of the Inquiry, The Star Ipswich was a daily evening local newspaper based in Suffolk and edited by Nigel Pickover, who gave evidence on its behalf. He told the Inquiry that Lord Black's proposals would have little impact on the current culture and practices of his paper and that owners Archant would have no difficulty in complying with a scheme of self-regulation.