A list of core participants is available here.
A list of core participants in receipt of public funding is here.
In deciding whether to designate a person or organisation as a core participant, the Chairman will consider the criteria set out in rule 5(2) of the Inquiry Rules 2006. In particular the Chairman will consider whether the person has played, or may have played, a direct and significant role in relation to the matters to which the Inquiry relates, or whether the person has a significant interest in an important aspect of the matters to which the Inquiry relates.
The Chairman will also consider whether the person may be subject to significant or explicit criticism during the proceedings of the Inquiry, or in the report when it is written. A core participant need not be a core participant for the whole of the matters in the terms of reference or for the entire duration of the Inquiry; they may just be a core participant for a specific part.
Core participants can have access to all of the public evidence relevant to their particular interest in the case. In some cases, core participants can also have their reasonable legal costs paid. Section 40 of the Inquiries Act 2005 allows the Chairman to make awards for the cost of legal representation and the attendance of witnesses. Section 40 of the Inquiries Act 2005 gives the Chairman power to award expenses and legal costs to those who give evidence, whether or not they are core participants.
Access to information is not restricted to core participants; the Inquiry team will put all public evidence on this website. Transcripts of the hearings will be posted onto the website as soon as possible after a hearing, on the same day if possible. Lists of witnesses due to appear at the Inquiry will be posted on the website in advance of each hearing. It will also be possible for members of the public to attend many of the Inquiry’s hearings, to hear first-hand the evidence being given.
The following table contains copies of all the published documents in respect of core participants, representation and funding:
|07 Oct 2015||Core participants||Transcript||1|
|21 Oct 2015||Core participants||Ruling||1|
|02 Nov 2015||Core participants||Ruling||2|
|04 Nov 2015||Legal representation||Transcript||1|
|09 Nov 2015||Legal representation||Ruling||1|
|16 Dec 2015||Core participants||Ruling||3|
|16 Dec 2015||Costs||Ruling||1|
|16 Dec 2015||Legal representation||Ruling||2|
|27 Jan 2016||Core participants||Ruling||4|
|27 Jan 2016||Costs||Ruling||2|
|27 Jan 2016||Legal representation||Ruling||3|
|11 Feb 2016||Core participants||Ruling||5|
|11 Feb 2016||Costs||Ruling||3|
|11 Feb 2016||Legal representation||Ruling||4|
|17 Feb 2016||Costs||Ruling||4|
|15 Apr 2016||Core participants||Ruling||6|
|15 Apr 2016||Costs||Ruling||5|
|15 Apr 2016||Legal representation||Ruling||5|
|28 Apr 2016||Legal representation||Ruling||6|
|28 Apr 2016||Costs||Ruling||6|
|25 May 2016||Core participants||Ruling||7|
|25 May 2016||Legal representation||Ruling||7|
|25 May 2016||Costs||Ruling||7|
|06 Jun 2016||Core participants||Ruling||8|
|08 Jun 2016||Costs||Note||1|
|14 Jun 2016||Core participants||Ruling||9|
|14 Jun 2016||Legal representation||Ruling||8|
|14 Jun 2016||Costs||Ruling||8|
|03 Aug 2016||Core participants||Ruling||10|
|03 Aug 2016||Legal representation||Ruling||9|
|03 Aug 2016||Costs||Ruling||9|
|06 Sep 2016||Core participants||Ruling||11|
|06 Sep 2016||Legal representation||Ruling||10|
|06 Sep 2016||Costs||Ruling||10|
|15 Dec 2016||Core participants||Ruling||12|
|04 Jan 2017||Legal representation||Ruling||11|
|21 Feb 2017||Costs||Ruling||11|
|10 May 2017||Core participants||Ruling||13|