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.
Police officer and at the time of the Inquiry Principal of the Institute of Professional Investigators (IPI) based at the Financial Crime Unit (Fraud Squad) of Gwent Police. Palmer outlined the aims of the IPI which were to provide training and help establish ethical practices for private and public-sector investigators.