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.
Director of the Centre for the Study of Media, Communication and Power, and a Senior Research Fellow in the Policy Institute at King's College London. Founding director of the Media Standards Trust (2006-2015). Submitted academic studies to the Inquiry on the growing threats to press standards and the failures of self-regulation.
Global risk and control management expert and Group Head of Information Risk Management at Barclays Bank at the time of the Inquiry.
Public relations and communications expert, formerly a civil servant and first head of the Civil Contingencies Secretariat of the Cabinet Office in 2001. Over 25 years, Granatt held a range of senior communications posts in the British civil service, and was press secretary to five Cabinet ministers, both Conservative and Labour.
Group Security & Fraud Director at Lloyds Banking Group at the time of the Inquiry. Called upon by Inquiry team to give information on "blagging". Following investigations, Shawcross told the Inquiry he believed there had been at least one "blagging" attempt and 57 illegitimate attempts at Lloyds to get information, sometimes with inducements offered. Since the attempts were unsuccessful, there was no evidence of who was responsible.
IT expert employed by the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA), a Non-Departmental Public Body of the Home Office created to support effective policing and improve public safety. Answered questions about the Police National Computer and the vetting procedures for access to it.