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.
Journalist and academic, Professor of Journalism at the University of Kent at time of Inquiry. Put forward the view that the main question facing policy makers was not how to prevent phone-hacking but how to finance an ethical future. Hackgate, as he called it, had prevented people from acknowledging that there could be circumstances in which a reporter gaining access to private telephone messages could be morally and ethically justified. If this exposed crime, or protected public health and safety, or prevented the public being misled by a powerful individual or organisation, it should be sanctioned, he said.