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.
One of the four territorial police forces in Wales, with headquarters in Bridgend, and at the time of the Inquiry covering Cardiff, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Swansea and the western South Wales Valleys. The largest police force in Wales in terms of population, and the seventh largest in the UK at the time. Chief Constable Peter Vaughan gave evidence on police relations with the media, which included keeping registers of all hospitality, accepted or refused. A media register of contacts between news media and police had been in place since 2011, Vaughan told the Inquiry.