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.
The national trade-union body representing around 50 affiliated trade unions in England and Wales, with a total of about 5.6 million members. Submitted evidence to the Inquiry on a variety of issues including its belief that the question of ownership of the press was crucial to the democratic process and that new rules were needed limiting the powers of individual owners. Argued that any system of regulation had to be consistent with the need to preserve the freedom of the press.