Thanks for your reply
However, this is very disapointing as my site will have a very simple template and frontend with viewers making full use of the search to find out the infomation they want to know.
The site is about Britain and Poland and will expand to many thousands of pages in due course.
I guess that I will just have to let the search engines crawl the site without a sitemap.
Funny, but Google picked up the site without a sitemap after only one week!