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.
First issued 1961. Fortnightly satirical and current affairs news magazine, published in London and edited by Ian Hislop since 1986. Hislop told the Inquiry that Private Eye was against regulation. It gave two pages a week to criticising national newspaper journalists and Hislop declared that he would therefore not expect a fair hearing from a press complaints body. The activities in focus at the Inquiry, such as phone hacking and police taking money, were already illegal, he said, adding that what was required was the enforcement of existing laws.