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.
The mosque, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, serves Great Britain's largest Muslim community, accommodating more than 7,000 worshippers. The chairman of the Mosque and its Centre, Abdul Bari, responded to the Inquiry's call for evidence of bias or prejudice against the Muslim community in press reporting. Abdul Bari gave as example a highly defamatory attack on himself on the Daily Telegraph website. The offending material had been taken down following his protests.