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 member of British Military Intelligence and author of a book highlighting aspects of his service in Northern Ireland under the pseudonym Martin Ingram. He told the Inquiry that he and his family had been hacked by the now defunct News of the World: "The documentation that I've seen and others have seen, including Parliamentarians, clearly shows the corruptness which was allowed to continue and the culture was encouraged ... It would not have taken place over such a sustained period if it hadn't had the cover and the protection of very senior police officers," he told the Inquiry.
Race-equality think-tank founded in 1968 by Jim Rose and Anthony Lester, with aim of acting as an independent body generating intelligence for a multi-ethnic Britain through research, network building and policy engagement. Gave evidence concerning two Runnymede reports in particular, one on the effectiveness of PCC guidelines in informing the reporting of asylum issues and another on Media Images and Community Impact.
International solicitors specialising in advising claimants in the area of reputational law. Offered views on the rights of freedom of speech and the need for that to be balanced against the rights of individuals to protect their reputations. Suggested that a court should be able to prevent publication of false claims and that any regulatory body should be accessible to all and be seen to be fair.