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.
Retired detective, worked for 30 years with the Hertfordshire Constabulary specifically conducting surveillance on major criminals. Webb told the Inquiry that from 2003 to 2011 when the News of the World suspended business, he undertook surveillance for that paper as a private Investigator, with a break of 15 months when he was awaiting trial on charges relating to aiding and abetting Misconduct in Public Office. That case was dismissed and Webb continued to work with the News of the World until it closed. Webb listed eight journalists who had sought his help.