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.
Sunday edition of The Independent published from 1986 to 2016. John Mullin, editor at the time of the Inquiry, said that IoS journalists would be expected to work to the highest ethical standards and would not engage in the types of conduct being placed before the Inquiry. Mullin also defended his decision to publish a story during the period of the Inquiry detailing Andy Coulson's shares in News Corporation while working for 10 Downing Street. Mullin refused to reveal to the Inquiry how he came by Coulson's as-yet-undelivered witness statement.