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.
Voluntary group set up in 1993 for "victims of media abuse", supported by concerned journalists, media lawyers and Clive Soley MP. Soley had sought to establish an independent body to defend press freedom and adjudicate on complaints against the press with his proposed bill, Freedom and Responsibility of the Press.