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.
Part of the Northcliffe Newspaper Group, the third largest newspaper group in the UK and based in Swansea. As well as its role of bringing news to local communities, SWWM was regarded as a key marketing and advertising tool for businesses in the area. Spencer Feeney, editor at South West Wales Media at the time, gave evidence, making clear that he had not been authorised to give evidence on Lord Black's proposals.