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.
Picture editor of the Mail on Sunday at the time of Inquiry, having previously worked on Today and the News of the World. Described procedures and code of practice followed by the picture desk. Outlined the picture sources used and said she personally reviewed most of the 20,000 pictures that came in each day. Stated that she had never sought intrusive snatched pictures of Charlotte Church and that the MoS had not commissioned pictures of Kate McCann.
Journalist and picture editor of the Daily Express at the time of the Inquiry, having previously worked for the South London Star and the Evening Standard. Was asked about the use of photographs of Hugh Grant and Kate McCann and about snatched photographs of Charlotte Church.
Former CEO of now-defunct paparazzi picture agency Big Pictures. In his evidence to the Inquiry, Regan declined to comment on allegations, published in The Guardian, that "a senior employee at Virgin Atlantic" had "passed private flight details of celebrities" to Big Pictures.
Paparazzi photo agency founded by Darryn Lyons in 2002. Gave evidence in 2012 and later that year went into administration. Lyons told Inquiry that Big Pictures had “no code of practice document or manual” but relied on the integrity and scrutiny of its staff to obtain and shoot pictures appropriately. Denied “upskirting” Charlotte Church or having photographers follow Kate McCann.