Leveson Inquiry: The big numbers
On Thursday, Lord Justice Leveson's Inquiry into press standards in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal will publish its report.
Some of the UK's most powerful people appeared before the inquiry over more than 100 days to be quizzed about the future of the British press, its relationship with the police, politicians and how it should be regulated.
Here we look back at its scale, how many words were spoken, who appeared, and which of the key witnesses struggled to remember.Continue reading the main story
Who spoke the most?
- 36,001 words
- 31,076 words
- 25,890 words
- 24,034 words
Former Prime Minister
Those people are, or have been, involved in:
- Media or PR
- The police
- Regulators or watchdogs
- Campaigns or charities
Notes on the data: All data was taken from the Leveson Inquiry website on Thursday 19 July 2012 and does not include the final two days of the inquiry on 23 and 24 July.
In the breakdown of witnesses by profession, police press personnel have been included in the media or PR category and company lawyers in law. The number of people includes some representatives of organisations also included in the organisation count.