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.
Detective Chief Inspector at New Scotland Yard. Macdonald was involved in Operation Weeting, the police investigation into allegations of phone hacking at the News of the World. His evidence related directly to the progression of the hacking of murdered schoolgirl Millie Dowler’s voicemail and in particular how and whether voicemails had been deleted.