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.
Established 1987. The Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) is the UK’s national membership organisation for health and medical research charities. The AMRC aims to bring together and support health and medical charities, to produce high-quality research by influencing policy and highlighting the sector’s contribution to patient and public health.
Body of professional freelance journalists' and photographers' agencies in the UK, Europe and beyond. NAPA members are small-to-medium enterprises, employing staff and sub-contractors, operating in offices of journalists and photographers mainly in the UK.
Formed in 1980, the Organisation of News Ombudsmen is a not-for-profit corporation with an international membership of active and associate members. It maintains contact with news ombudsmen worldwide and organises annual conferences. Stephen Pritchard, Readers' Editor of the Observer newspaper at the time of the Inquiry, gave evidence. He put the case for newspapers appointing readers' editors to act as a fast first-tier form of regulation, with a Press Complaints body acting as a second.
Independent membership organisation for editors at all levels, within national, regional and local publications across all medias, working to protect the freedom of the press. The Society made several submissions throughout the Inquiry and many of its members gave individual evidence. Of particular concern to the Society and the editors it represented was the "Section 40" proposal that would force newspapers to pay the costs of legal action against them, regardless of the merit, if that publisher hadn't signed up to an "approved regulator". At the formal closing of the Inquiry, Culture Secretary Matt Hancock told the house that Section 40 would not go ahead.