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.
First issued 1870. Tabloid newspaper based in Birmingham and distributed around Birmingham, the Black Country, Solihull and parts of Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire. The newspaper is currently owned by Trinity Mirror Group, which also owns Daily Mirror and Birmingham Post.
The Manchester Evening News is a regional daily newspaper covering Greater Manchester; following its sale by Guardian Media Group in early 2010, it became owned by Trinity Mirror plc. Editor Maria McGeoghan gave evidence that the paper worked to the Trinity Mirror Code of Business Conduct. She gave examples of how that worked in practice and cited examples where the paper had held off publishing information on grounds of privacy.
Evidence on behalf of the Cardiff-based regional paper, which is owned by the Trinity Mirror Group, was given by the editor, Tim Gordon. Asked about hospitality, he told the Inquiry that the average South Wales Echo reporter spent 71p a week on entertaining.