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.
Crime writer at the Daily Mail at the time of giving evidence. Among many accolades for his work, he won the Paul Foot Award in 2012 for his persistent investigation of the case of the murder of Stephen Lawrence. Wright outlined what he saw as the legal and ethical issues of investigating such cases. Asked about relations with the police, he said he relied on his ethics and his integrity while pursuing stories such as the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes or corrupt relationships at Scotland Yard. He knew and the police knew, he told the Inquiry, that he would expose any breach of duties that he uncovered.