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.
Crime reporter with the Carlisle-based News & Star and Cumberland News at the time of the Inquiry. Reported a good working relationship on a daily basis with police. No hospitality beyond coffee was offered or expected. He told the Inquiry that it was right that police should be available to the press and not hidden away because of some bad practices by a few national reporters.