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.
British journalist, formerly of the News of the World. As a junior reporter, he was responsible for writing an article publishing Dr Kate McCann’s translated diary, detailing events of the weeks after her daughter’s disappearance. He gave evidence to the Inquiry of acquiring the diary, which had been translated into Portuguese, and said that he had “felt bad”. The decision to publish was not his, he said.