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.
McLellan was editor of The Scotsman and Scottish Conservative Party media chief at the time of the Inquiry. He gave extensive evidence on the ethical codes and practices operating at The Scotsman. The wrongdoing that resulted in the News of the World's closure were a shock to journalists outside Fleet Street, he told the Inquiry: "The press serving smaller communities ... had a very good reputation for behaving responsibly and ethically."