Mr Hodgson later told the Herald that he was not sure whether Mr Key had broken any law, and in fact it was "entirely possible he hasn't".Absolutely Bill.
Asked why the issue had been raised now, Mr Hodgson referred to a recent Herald article which discussed how many MPs lived outside their electorates.
He said that had triggered some interest, the Labour Party had already done some "digging", and he collated it and took it to the House for the general debate.
Mr Hodgson's attack met with immediate derision from National Party deputy leader Bill English, who said that on a day when New Zealanders were thinking about high interest rates, events in the global economy and the state of the health system, the most important thing was apparently where Mr Key lived in 2002.
There are some seriously nasty and evil people in that Labour Party. Instead of focusing on the country's problems they are wallowing in the cesspit. Mallard, Hodgson, Cosgrove. They're nothing but playground bullies.
Ministers of the Crown? No way.