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.
Parents of Christopher Edwards, who having been arrested in 1994 for breach of the peace was murdered in in his cell by a schizophrenic cellmate. Their statement to the Inquiry was to place on record that all journalists and news outlets they had had contact with in the aftermath of this event were more sympathetic and supportive than the official bodies with whom they had had to deal.