Thanks Paul, it's SWMBO's car, and she's away for a couple of days, so I can't check at the moment.
I will report back!
Right. Handbook says two ways of checking, dash readout or dipstick. On the 1.4 16v version, the dipstick is shown as being under a plate/box to the front of the engine, ie front of the car. The pic shows it to be hidden, and by golly if it's there at all, it's well hidden, as I can't see it, whether it's yellow, blue or purple. I think when we get the promised dealer recall for the bonnet catch, which is in the system, I understand, I'll get them to point it out to me.
In 40+ years of motoring, mainly doing my own maintenance (and I've built my own KitCar!!) I have never been stumped like this. And it's twice, because despite help and photos on here and in the Haynes manual, I still can't find the speedo sensor.
Frustrating or what