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.
Born 1965. English journalist and Political Editor of Channel 4 News since 2005, having previously worked as the programme's political correspondent since 1996. Gibbon's interview with Peter Mandelson in 2001 triggered Mandelson's second resignation from the Cabinet.