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.
British Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards from 2008 to 2012. Lyon was involved in the investigations of both the MPs expenses scandal and the cash-for-influence scandal of 2010. He told the Inquiry that his office had no responsibility for the conduct of the press.