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.
Journalist working for News of the World at time of its closure, having previously worked for The Sun, Today, Sunday Sport, News of the World and the Sunday Express. Told the Inquiry that "in 21 years of invading people's privacy I've never actually come across anyone who's been doing any good. The only people I think need privacy are people who do bad things... privacy is for paedos". He also claimed that "circulation defines the public interest... You just don't go up to a paedophile priest and say, hello good sir, you are a priest, do you like abusing choir boys?"