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The Secretary for Home Affairs (Chinese: 民政事務局局長) is the head of the Home Affairs Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong, which is responsible for local issues, and the provision of community, leisure, and cultural services.

Hong Kong
Special Administrative Region

Secretary for Home Affairs
民政事務局局長
Regional Emblem of Hong Kong.svg
Lau Kong-wah 2014.jpg
Incumbent
Lau Kong-wah

since 21 July 2015
Home Affairs Bureau
StyleThe Honourable
AppointerCentral People's Government
nomination by Chief Executive
Inaugural holderDavid Lan
Formation1 July 1997
WebsiteHAB
Secretary for Home Affairs
Traditional Chinese民政事務局局長

List of office holdersEdit

Registrars General, 1845–1912Edit

Portrait Name Term of office Governor Ref
1   Samuel Turner Fearon 1845 1845 Sir John Francis Davis
(1844–1848)
2   Andrew Lysaght Inglis 16 July 1845 1849
Sir George Bonham
(1848–1854)
3   William Thomas Mercer
馬撒爾
1 June 1849 1850
4   Charles May 1850 1856
Sir John Bowring
(1854–1859)
5   Daniel Richard Caldwell 15 November 1856 1862
Sir Hercules Robinson
(1859–1865)
6   Thomas Turner 23 May 1862 October 1864
7   Sir Cecil Clementi Smith 24 October 1864 1881
Sir Richard Graves MacDonnell
(1866–1872)
Sir Arthur Kennedy
(1872–1877)
Sir John Pope Hennessy
(1877–1882)
8   Sir James Russell
羅素
14 May 1881 1883
Sir George Bowen
(1883–1885)
9   Frederick Stewart
史超域
2 April 1883 1887
10   James Stewart Lockhart
駱克
10 October 1887 1901 Sir William Des Voeux
(1887–1891)
Sir William Robinson
(1891–1898)
Sir Henry Arthur Blake
(1898–1903)
11   Arthur Winbolt Brewin
蒲魯賢
15 March 1901 1912
Sir Matthew Nathan
(1904–1907)
Sir Frederick Lugard
(1907–1912)

Secretaries for Chinese Affairs, 1913–1941Edit

Portrait Name Term of office Governor Ref
1   Edwin Richard Hallifax
夏理德
25 July 1913 30 November 1933 Sir Francis Henry May
(1912–1918)
Sir Reginald Edward Stubbs
(1919–1925)
Sir Cecil Clementi
(1925–1930)
Sir William Peel
(1930–1935)
2   Alan Eustace Wood
活雅倫
30 November 1933 24 October 1934
3   Norman Lockhart Smith
史美
24 October 1934 20 October 1936
Sir Andrew Caldecott
(1935–1937)
4   Roland Arthur Charles North
那魯麟
20 October 1936 25 December 1941
Sir Geoffry Northcote
(1937–1941)
Mark Aitchison Young
(1941)

Secretaries for Chinese Affairs, 1946–1969Edit

Portrait Name Term of office Governor Ref
5   Brian Charles Keith Hawkins
鶴健士
1945 1946 Military administration
6   Ronald Ruskin Todd
杜德
1 May 1946 10 March 1955 Sir Mark Aitchison Young
(1946–1947)
Sir Alexander Grantham
(1947–1957)
5   Brian Charles Keith Hawkins
鶴健士
11 March 1955 11 May 1957
7   John Crichton McDouall
麥道軻
12 May 1957 1 November 1966
Sir Robert Brown Black
(1958–1964)
Sir David Trench
(1964–1971)
8   David Ronald Holmes
何禮文
2 November 1966 27 February 1969 [1][2]

Secretaries for Home Affairs, 1969–1985Edit

Portrait Name Term of office Governor Ref
1   David Ronald Holmes
何禮文
28 February 1969 17 May 1971 Sir David Trench
(1964–1971)
[2]
2   Donald Luddington
陸鼎堂
18 May 1971 2 June 1973 [3]
Sir Murray MacLehose
(1971–1982)
3   Jack Cater
姬達
3 June 1973 14 November 1973 [4]
4   Denis Bray
黎敦義
15 November 1973 4 May 1977 [5]
5   Li Fook-kow
李福逑
8 June 1977[a] 31 August 1980 [6][7]
6   Denis Bray
黎敦義
1 September 1980 31 December 1984 [7][8]
Sir Edward Youde
(1982–1986)
7   Peter Tsao
曹廣榮
1 January 1985 31 March 1985 [8][9]

Secretary for City and New Territories Administration, 1981–1983Edit

Portrait Name Term of office Governor Ref
1   David Akers-Jones
鍾逸傑
1 December 1981 31 January 1983 Sir Murray MacLehose
(1971–1982)
[10][11]
Sir Edward Youde
(1982–1986)

Secretaries for District Administration, 1983–1989Edit

Portrait Name Term of office Governor Ref
1   David Akers-Jones
鍾逸傑
1 February 1983 10 February 1985 Sir Edward Youde
(1982–1986)
[11]
2   Donald Liao
廖本懷
11 February 1985 31 August 1989 [12][13]
Sir David Wilson
(1987–1992)

Secretaries for Home Affairs, 1989–1997Edit

Portrait Name Term of office Governor Ref
1   Donald Liao
廖本懷
1 September 1989 30 November 1991 Sir David Wilson
(1987–1992)
[13]
2   Peter Tsao
曹廣榮
1 December 1989 6 November 1991 [14]
3   Michael Suen
孫明揚
7 November 1991 30 June 1997 [15]
Chris Patten
(1992–1997)

Secretaries for Home Affairs, 1997–presentEdit

Political party:   Nonpartisan   Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB)

Portrait Name Term of office Duration Chief Executive Term Ref
1   Michael Suen Ming-yeung
孫明揚
8 July 1997 3 August 2000 26 days Tung Chee-hwa
(1997–2005)
1
2   David Lan Hong-tsung
藍鴻震
4 September 1997 6 July 2000 2 years, 306 days
3   Lam Woon-kwong
林煥光
10 July 2000 30 June 2002 1 year, 356 days
2
4   Patrick Ho Chi-ping
何志平
1 July 2002 30 June 2007 5 years, 0 days
Donald Tsang
(2005–2012)
2
5   Tsang Tak-sing
曾德成
1 July 2007 21 July 2015 8 years, 20 days 3
Leung Chun-ying
(2012–2017)
4
6   Lau Kong-wah
劉江華
21 July 2015 Incumbent 4 years, 83 days
Carrie Lam
(2017–present)
5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "G.N. 2768 of 1966". Hong Kong Government Gazette. 108: 488. 4 November 1969.
  2. ^ a b "G.N. 424 of 1969". Hong Kong Government Gazette. 111: 488. 7 March 1969.
  3. ^ "G.N. 1054 of 1973". Hong Kong Government Gazette. 113: 1509. 21 May 1973.
  4. ^ "G.N. 1438 of 1973". Hong Kong Government Gazette. 115: 2207. 4 June 1973.
  5. ^ "G.N. 2945 of 1973". Hong Kong Government Gazette. 115: 4385. 16 November 1973.
  6. ^ "G.N. 1404 of 1977". Hong Kong Government Gazette. 119: 1831. 24 June 1977.
  7. ^ a b "G.N. 2855 of 1980". Hong Kong Government Gazette. 122: 3124, 3126. 12 September 1977.
  8. ^ a b "G.N. 3 of 1985". Hong Kong Government Gazette. 127: 7, 66. 4 January 1985.
  9. ^ "G.N. 1052 of 1985". Hong Kong Government Gazette. 127: 1493, 1546. 4 April 1985.
  10. ^ "G.N. 3482 of 1981". Hong Kong Government Gazette. 123: 4254, 4355. 27 November 1981.
  11. ^ a b "Government Secretariat (Change of Titles of Public Officers) Notice 1983 L.N. 14 of 1983". Regulations of Hong Kong: B34. 11 January 1983.
  12. ^ "G.N. 519 of 1985". Hong Kong Government Gazette. 127: 734, 809. 15 February 1985.
  13. ^ a b "G.N. 2962 of 1989". Hong Kong Government Gazette. 131: 4144. 1 September 1989.
  14. ^ "G.N. 4176 of 1989". Hong Kong Government Gazette. 131: 5752. 1 December 1989.
  15. ^ "G.N. 3938 of 1991". Hong Kong Government Gazette. 133: 6260. 8 November 1991.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Acting since 5 May 1977.

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