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.
Director of Communications for Strathclyde Police at the time of giving evidence. Responsible for all aspects of communications – to stakeholders, members of the public and the media. Outlined generally good relations between press office and the media but acknowledged that the press would always prefer more direct contact with police officers.