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.
Founded 1998, now the sixth largest trade union in the United Kingdom. Most PCS members work in UK government departments and other public bodies, although some work for private companies. Andrew Thomas, PCS full-time officer with responsibility for the police, gave evidence on the guidance offered to members about interacting with the media.