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.
The Trust, a bio-medical research charity based in London, joined with the Association of Medical Research Charities and Cancer Research UK to give evidence. Told the Inquiry that a 2011 Report on Public Attitudes to Science revealed that most people heard or read about science via the media and a third received their information from printed media. It acknowledged much good reporting but also expressed concern about "scare stories" and the negative impact they could have.