Man that was quick - across the wide blue Atlantic and back in less than a couple of minutes!
There can't be many forums in the World with that speed of response - thanks again as always.
Jason - I have just implemented this and although that works as you describe, it isn't exactly what I was looking for.
I am looking for the child list to be populated with the recordset but no value to be selected, with no blank value at the top.
Is this possible?