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.
At the time of the Inquiry, The Star Ipswich was a daily evening local newspaper based in Suffolk and edited by Nigel Pickover, who gave evidence on its behalf. He told the Inquiry that Lord Black's proposals would have little impact on the current culture and practices of his paper and that owners Archant would have no difficulty in complying with a scheme of self-regulation.