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The Secretary for Security (Chinese: 保安局局長) is the member of the Hong Kong Government in charge of the Security Bureau, which is responsible for public safety, security, and immigration matters.

Hong Kong
Special Administrative Region

Secretary for Security
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香港保安局局長李家超 (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
John Lee

since 1 July 2017
Security Bureau
StyleThe Honourable
AppointerCentral People's Government
nomination by Chief Executive
Inaugural holderPeter Lai
Formation1 July 2007
WebsiteSB
Secretary for Security
Traditional Chinese保安局局長

The post was created in 1973 and since the Principal Officials Accountability System was adopted in 2002, the Secretary for Security has been a member of the Executive Council. Before 1973 the office was known as the Secretary for Defence.

Areas of responsibility include:

List of office holdersEdit

Political party:   Nonpartisan

Defence Secretary, 1941Edit

Portrait Name Term of office Governor Ref
1   John Alexander Fraser
傅瑞憲
April 1941 25 December 1941 Mark Aitchison Young
(1941)

Defence Secretaries, 1957–1969Edit

Portrait Name Term of office Governor Ref
1   Alastair Todd
陶雅禮
1957 19 October 1960 Sir Alexander Grantham
(1947–1957)
[1]
Sir Robert Brown Black
(1958–1964)
2   Kenneth Strathmore Kinghorn
景韓
20 October 1960 22 November 1960 [1][2]
3   Donald Luddington
陸鼎堂
23 November 1960 17 December 1961 [2][3]
4   David Harold Jordan
左敦
18 December 1961 27 November 1966 [3][4]
Sir David Trench
(1964–1971)
5   Peter Barry Williams
衛理欽
28 November 1966 8 February 1967 [4][5]
6   Jack Cater
姬達
9 February 1967 21 May 1967 [5][6]
7   Peter Barry Williams
衛理欽
22 May 1967 31 March 1968 [6][7]
8   Alastair Todd
陶雅禮
1 April 1968 9 August 1968 [7][8]
9   Ian Macdonald Lightbody
黎保德
10 August 1968 19 February 1969 [8][9]
10   Alastair Todd
陶雅禮
20 February 1969 1971 [9]

Secretaries for Security, 1973–1997Edit

Portrait Name Term of office Governor Ref
1   George Peter Lloyd
羅以德
June 1973 March 1974 Sir Murray MacLehose
(1971–1982)
2   Lewis Mervyn Davis
戴宏志
March 1974 October 1982
Sir Edward Youde
(1982–1986)
3   David Jeaffreson
謝法新
November 1982 February 1988
Sir David Wilson
(1986–1992)
4   Geoffrey Barnes
班乃信
February 1988 February 1990
5   Alistair Asprey
區士培
February 1990 February 1995
Chris Patten
(1992–1997)
6   Peter Lai
黎慶寧
February 1995 30 June 1997

Secretaries for Security, 1997–presentEdit

Portrait Name Term of office Duration Chief Executive Term Ref
1   Peter Lai Hing-ling
黎慶寧
1 July 1997 30 August 1998 1 year, 60 days Tung Chee-hwa
(1997–2002)
1
2   Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee
葉劉淑儀
31 August 1998 3 August 2003 4 years, 337 days
2
3   Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong
李少光
4 August 2003 30 June 2012 8 years, 331 days
Donald Tsang
(2005–2012)
2
3
4   Lai Tung-kwok
黎棟國
1 July 2012 30 June 2017 5 years, 0 days Leung Chun-ying
(2012–2017)
4
5   John Lee Ka-chiu
李家超
1 July 2017 Incumbent 2 years, 76 days Carrie Lam
(2017–present)
5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "No. 1573 of 1960". Hong Kong Government Gazette. 102: 1935. 21 October 1960.
  2. ^ a b "No. 1774 of 1960". Hong Kong Government Gazette. 102: 2176. 25 November 1960.
  3. ^ a b "No. 2232 of 1961". Hong Kong Government Gazette. 103: 3315. 22 December 1961.
  4. ^ a b "G.N. 2992 of 1966". Hong Kong Government Gazette. 108: 2956. 2 December 1966.
  5. ^ a b "G.N. 274 of 1967". Hong Kong Government Gazette. 109: 276. 8 February 1967.
  6. ^ a b "G.N. 1096 of 1967". Hong Kong Government Gazette. 109: 1191. 26 May 1967.
  7. ^ a b "G.N. 661 of 1968". Hong Kong Government Gazette. 110: 667. 4 April 1967.
  8. ^ a b "G.N. 1617 of 1968". Hong Kong Government Gazette. 110: 1628. 9 August 1968.
  9. ^ a b "G.N. 424 of 1969". Hong Kong Government Gazette. 111: 488. 7 March 1969.