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.
Clive Soley, Labour Party MP from 1979 to 2005, first for Hammersmith North, then Hammersmith and finally Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush. Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party from 1997 to 2001. In 2005, he was made a life peer. Gave detailed recommendations on how the PCC could work and answered questions on his efforts in 1992 to put forward a Bill on the Freedom and Responsibility of the Press.