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 1841. Main professional organisation of psychiatrists in the United Kingdom, and responsible for representing psychiatrists, undertaking psychiatric research and for providing public information about mental health problems. Submitted evidence expressing concern that the press rarely gave balanced accounts of issues relating to mental illness, that journalists hounded psychiatrists for information, and that there was a general unwillingness on the part of the press to try to understand mental health issues.