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.
Owner of the luxury residential spa chain Champneys, which became controversial after it was revealed that the Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson had enjoyed a 20-night stay while recovering from an operation and that Neil Wallis, the former Executive Editor of the News of the World arrested (and later cleared) as part of the phone-hacking scandal, had worked as a PR for both Champneys and the Met. Purdew told the Inquiry that he was unaware of any relationship between the two men.