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.
A group brought together under the auspices of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and the Media Standards Trust, the Media Regulation Round Table published a proposal in 2012 for a new system of media regulation. Written by Sir Hugh Tomlinson QC, who had represented several victims of phone hacking in the courts, the proposal outlined regulatory standards covering a full range of non-broadcast media publishers and came about following a series of meetings and discussions between independent academics, journalists, lawyers and others.