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, political editor for the BBC at the time of giving evidence, now a presenter of Today programme. Told the Inquiry that close relations between politicians and journalists were not new but that broadcasters tended not to be so close. Not being personally attacked or ridiculed matters more than endorsement, Robinson told the Inquiry. Broadcasters were obliged to be impartial but that model would not transfer to the print media, he said, adding that there was no ideal system of regulation.