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.
Chairman of the Hillsborough Family Support Group (established in the aftermath of the Hillsborough Disaster in 1989) and mother of James Aspinall, who died in the tragedy. Told the Inquiry of a meeting with The Sun where a "deal" was offered to the Group. If they publicly accepted The Sun's apology, The Sun would investigate the "lies" and build a sports field in Liverpool. The Group was appalled, Aspinall told the Inquiry.
Organisation representing sufferers of rare diseases that affect the immune and central nervous systems. Gave evidence seeking to raise understanding of such diseases among the medical profession and to improve services and access to specialist care. Asked the Inquiry to take note of the poor and unsympathetic reporting of some illnesses.
Founded in 2003. Human rights organisation specifically set up to challenge the sexual objectification of women. Gave evidence jointly with Eaves, EVAW and Equality Now. Told the Inquiry that while many of the problems exposed seem deeply entrenched, these organisations believed it was possible to create a new and effective regulatory regime which was fair to all while preserving free speech.
Support group set up in 1989 in the aftermath of the Hillsborough Disaster to represent bereaved families. Chairman of the Support Group Margaret Aspinall brought the Inquiry's attention to the collusion between police and press, most prominently The Sun, which had been at the root of much of the Hillsborough families' suffering.
Multimedia company based in Edinburgh and founded in 1767. Titles include The Scotsman, the Yorkshire Post and the Belfast News Letter. The company statement to the Inquiry said its journalists were prohibited from acting in unethical or improper ways and that payments had never been made to the police for information.