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 UKPCA manages a voluntary scheme for issuing press/media credentials, known as the UK Press Card, to professional newsgatherers working in the UK. It is wholly owned and collectively controlled by the UK's major media organisations, industry associations, trade unions and professional associations, the "gatekeepers" of the scheme. In evidence, UKPCA told the Inquiry that the sole purpose of the UK Press Card scheme was to provide a secure, standardised identity photo-card for professional newsgatherers working in the UK.