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.
Features Editor for The Sun at the time of giving evidence. Joined the paper's "Bizarre" desk in 2003 as a showbiz reporter. Following a short break at The Mirror, Hamilton returned to The Sun in 2009 as Deputy Showbiz Editor, before joining the Features department in 2010. Was asked about ethical practices and said that these had been recently strengthened but that he had occasionally felt under pressure to "generate content". There was a grey area between the public interest and protection of privacy, he said, citing examples of hard decisions he had been asked to make.