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.
Gave evidence as Political Editor of the Sunday Mirror. From 1995, he had been a political correspondent at the House of Commons, working for a news agency supplying stories to regional agencies around the country before becoming Sunday Mirror Political Editor in 2000. Told the Inquiry that he had always worked within the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) Code, had never paid private investigators, but had occasionally sought expenses for paying freelance journalists. Reported the circumstances in which he felt concerns over misuse of taxpayers' money could over-ride concerns for an MP's privacy. He left his position in 2015 and was described as a "formidable scoop merchant" and "real gentleman".