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.
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Financial Times Group Ltd at the time of giving evidence. Explained the FT's expenses procedures and the Anti-Bribery and Corruption policies in place at the Group. Said that, to the best of his knowledge, measures for preventing illegal information-gathering were strictly adhered to and that the FT did not make payments for stories to any sources, including private investigators, the police or public officials.
Group Security & Fraud Director at Lloyds Banking Group at the time of the Inquiry. Called upon by Inquiry team to give information on "blagging". Following investigations, Shawcross told the Inquiry he believed there had been at least one "blagging" attempt and 57 illegitimate attempts at Lloyds to get information, sometimes with inducements offered. Since the attempts were unsuccessful, there was no evidence of who was responsible.
The recently appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) at the time of giving evidence. Described the workings of the DVLA, how attempts to "blag" information had been identified and what was being done to prevent it. Requested that some of the details were kept confidential to prevent further incidents.