A simple point from an impeccable source who's noticed that the Lords Grand Committee debate on the Red Meat Order took place last Wednesday. Oh yes, there are people who keep an eye out for these things.
The Red Meat LCO was introduced immediately after the Summer recess last year. Given it's the least controversial order imaginable and it's taken a full parliamentary year to get through, the chances of getting the brand new Housing LCO through by next May must be in doubt.
He adds, darkly, "... unless they have a cunning plan".