Small business and e-commerce Minister Patricia Hewitt pointed to the agreement announced by Prime Minister Tony Blair to provide such a package to further education colleges, citizens advice bureau and libraries, adding: 'I very much hope that BT will soon introduce a similar-type package for other heavy Internet users.' She was responding to a question in the Commons from Trade and Industry Committee Chairman and Labour MP Martin O'Neil warning that the cost of getting online and of local telephone calls is 'probably the biggest single barrier to small businesses getting in e-commerce.'
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