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.
British journalist and commentator who spent more than 10 years working as Royal Editor for The Sun. Larcombe also worked as the paper's Defence Editor, reporting from the front line with British and American troops in Afghanistan. Told the Inquiry he was unaware of phone-hacking. He was accused but acquitted of attempting to bribe members of the Royal Household for information.