Secretary for Home Affairs

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Hong Kong
Special Administrative Region

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

since 21 July 2015
Home Affairs Bureau
Style The Honourable
Appointer Central People's Government
nomination by Chief Executive
Inaugural holder David Lan
Formation 1 July 1997
Website HAB
Secretary for Home Affairs
Traditional Chinese 民政事務局局長

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.

List of office holders[edit]

Registrar-Generals[edit]

Portrait Name Term of office Governor Ref
1 No image.svg Samuel Turner Fearon 1845 1845 Sir John Francis Davis
(1844–1848)
2 No image.svg Andrew Lysaght Inglis 16 July 1845 1849
Sir George Bonham
(1848–1854)
3 William Thomas MERCER.jpg William Thomas Mercer 1 June 1849 1850
4 No image.svg Charles May 1850 1856
Sir John Bowring
(1854–1859)
5 No image.svg Daniel Richard Caldwell 15 November 1856 1862
Sir Hercules Robinson
(1859–1865)
6 No image.svg Thomas Turner 23 May 1862 October 1864
7 Cecil Clementi Smith Vanity Fair 1892-01-23.jpg 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 No image.svg Sir James Russell 14 May 1881 1883
Sir George Bowen
(1883–1885)
9 史釗域.jpg Frederick Stewart 2 April 1883 1887
10 Tcitp d782 j h stewart lockhart commissioner at weihaiwei.jpg James Haldane Stewart Lockhart 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.jpg Arthur Winbolt Brewin 15 March 1901 1912
Sir Matthew Nathan
(1904–1907)
Sir Frederick Lugard
(1907–1912)

Secretaries for Chinese Affairs (1913–1941)[edit]

Portrait Name Term of office Governor Ref
1 No image.svg 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 No image.svg Alan Eustace Wood
活雅倫
30 November 1933 24 October 1934
3 Norman Lockhart Smith.jpg Norman Lockhart Smith
史美
24 October 1934 20 October 1936
Sir Andrew Caldecott
(1935–1937)
4 No image.svg 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 (1946–1969)[edit]

Portrait Name Term of office Governor Ref
5 No image.svg Brian Charles Keith Hawkins
鶴健士
1945 1946 Military administration
6 No image.svg Ronald Ruskin Todd
杜德
1 May 1946 11 March 1955 Sir Mark Aitchison Young
(1946–1947)
Sir Alexander Grantham
(1947–1957)
5 No image.svg Brian Charles Keith Hawkins
鶴健士
11 March 1955 12 May 1957
7 No image.svg John Crichton McDouall
麥道軻
12 May 1957 2 November 1966
Sir Robert Brown Black
(1958–1964)
Sir David Trench
(1964–1971)
8 No image.svg David Ronald Holmes
何禮文
2 November 1966 28 February 1969

Secretaries for Home Affairs (1969–1984)[edit]

Portrait Name Term of office Governor Ref
1 No image.svg David Ronald Holmes
何禮文
1 March 1969 1971 Sir David Trench
(1964–1971)
2 No image.svg Donald Luddington
陸鼎堂
May 1971 May 1973
Sir Murray MacLehose
(1971–1982)
3 No image.svg Jack Cater
姬達
May 1973 November 1973
4 No image.svg Denis Bray
黎敦義
November 1973 1977
5 No image.svg Li Fook-kow
李福逑
1977 1980
6 No image.svg Denis Bray
黎敦義
1980 December 1984
Sir Edward Youde
(1982–1986)

Secretaries for District Administration (1981–1989)[edit]

Portrait Name Term of office Governor Ref
1 No image.svg David Akers-Jones
鍾逸傑
February 1981 February 1985 Sir Murray MacLehose
(1971–1982)
Sir Edward Youde
(1982–1986)
2 Donald Liao.jpg Donald Liao
廖本懷
February 1985 October 1989
Sir David Wilson
(1987–1992)

Secretaries for Home Affairs (1989–1997)[edit]

Portrait Name Term of office Governor Ref
1 No image.svg Peter Tsao
曹廣榮
October 1989 November 1991 Sir David Wilson
(1987–1992)
2 Michael Suen Ming Yeung.JPG Michael Suen
孫明揚
7 November 1991 30 June 1997
Chris Patten
(1992–1997)

Secretaries for Home Affairs (since 1997)[edit]

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

Portrait Name Term of office Duration Chief Executive Term Ref
1 No image.svg David Lan Hong-tsung
藍鴻震
1 July 1997 9 July 2000 3 years, 8 days Tung Chee-hwa
(1997–2005)
1
2 Lam Woon-kwong.JPG Lam Woon-kwong
林煥光
10 July 2000 30 June 2002 1 year, 355 days
2
3 Patrick Ho.jpg Patrick Ho Chi-ping
何志平
1 July 2002 30 June 2007 4 years, 364 days
Donald Tsang
(2005–2012)
2
4 Tsang Tak-Sing.jpg Tsang Tak-sing
曾德成
1 July 2007 21 July 2015 8 years, 20 days 3
Leung Chun-ying
(Since 2012)
4
5 Lau Kong-wah 2014.jpg Lau Kong-wah
劉江華
21 July 2015 Incumbent 1 year, 183 days

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