Thanks Till. I'll try this later tonight after I try to sort out why my sites have suddenly got .htpasswd files in their root. I'm getting complaints from my test sites that they are showing:
You don't have permission to access / on this server.
Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Apache/2.0.53 (Linux/SUSE) Server at www.allaccess.eu.com Port 80