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 in 1953 by a vicar named Chad Varah, the Samaritans charity is part of an international organisation aimed at helping people in emotional distress. Gave evidence on the media reporting of suicide, stating that there was strong evidence that certain types of reporting could put those already vulnerable at risk. The Samaritans sought specific changes to the Editors' Code which outlaws only "excessive" detail in the reporting of suicides. The Samaritans suggested that any detail could be harmful and that new guidelines were needed.