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.
Independent consultant to the police, local authorities, faith groups and private organisations and, at the time of the Inquiry, Public Relations Officer of the Federation of Muslim Organisations (FMO) Leicestershire. Expressed concern that the Inquiry had at that time not fully addressed the negative representation of Muslims in the media. He referred to a report from Lancaster University on the adverse effects of irresponsible and prejudiced reporting in the period 1998-2009.
Territorial police force responsible for policing Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent in the West Midlands. At the time of giving evidence, Chief Constable Mike Cunningham was lead of ACPO Professional Standards Portfolio and went on to become Chief Executive of the College of Policing.
Anne Campbell gave evidence as Head of Corporate Communications for Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies. Suffolk Constabulary was responsible for policing an area with a population of 678,074 and 288,473 households. Campbell described management of media enquiries within the department and contacts between the police and media.
The second largest territorial police force in England, covering the Metropolitan County of West Midlands, including the cities of Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton, totalling nearly 2.9 million inhabitants. Chris Sims, Chief Constable at the time of Inquiry, and Chief Inspector Sally Seeley, who ran the West Midlands Police press office, gave evidence. Sims described a "very traditional relationship" with the media, with regular contact with the Evening Mail, Birmingham Post, Express and Star, and Coventry Evening Telegraph newspapers, plus periodic contact with others. He told the Inquiry that he never accepted hospitality from the media because "it's a professional relationship". Chief Inspector Sally Seeley said officers were expected to notify the press bureau if they had contact with reporters.