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.
EVAW offered a submission to the Inquiry in December 2011, arguing that if the Inquiry did not "address culture, practice, ethics, standards and the public interest with regards to the reporting of violence against women" it would be incomplete.