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.
Co-editor of Hello! Magazine at the time, Rosie Nixon, gave evidence along with Heat and OK! Magazines, all specialising in celebrity news and human-interest stories. Nixon said that the private lives of people were not "open season" and that she would not publish information about a celebrity if they told her it was untrue.