Secretary for Labour and Welfare

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Hong Kong
Special Administrative Region

Secretary for Labour and Welfare
勞工及福利局局長
Hong Kong SAR Regional Emblem.svg
Incumbent
Stephen Sui Wai-keung

since 13 February 2017
Labour and Welfare Bureau
Style The Honourable
Appointer Central People's Government
nomination by Chief Executive
Inaugural holder Matthew Cheung
Formation 1 July 2007
Website LWB
Secretary for Labour and Welfare
Traditional Chinese 勞工及福利局局長

The Secretary for Labour and Welfare (Chinese: 勞工及福利局局長) of the Hong Kong Government is responsible for labour and social welfare policy in Hong Kong. The position was created in 2007 to replace portions of the previous portfolio of Secretary for Economic Development and Labour and welfare portion from Secretary for Food and Health.

List of office holders[edit]

Politiical party:   Nonpartisan

Secretaries for Economic Services, 1973–1982[edit]

Portrait Name Term of office Governor Ref
1 No image.svg Derek Jones
鍾信
November 1973 September 1976 Sir Murray MacLehose
(1971–1982)
2 No image.svg David Jeaffreson
謝法新
September 1976 September 1982
Sir Edward Youde
(1982–1986)

Secretaries for Education and Manpower, 1983–1997[edit]

Portrait Name Term of office Governor Ref
1 No image.svg James Neil Henderson
韓達誠
1983 1986 Sir Edward Youde
(1982–1986)
2 No image.svg R. G. B. Bridge
布立之
1986 1989 Sir David Wilson
(1987–1992)
3 No image.svg Yeung Kai-yin
楊啟彥
1989 1991
4 John Chan.jpg John Chan
陳祖澤
1991 1993
Chris Patten
(1992–1997)
5 No image.svg Leung Man-kin
梁文建
1993 1995
6 Joseph Wong Wing-ping.jpg Joseph Wong
王永平
August 1995 30 June 1997

Secretaries for Education and Manpower, 1997–2002[edit]

Portrait Name Term of office Duration Chief Executive Term Ref
1 Joseph Wong Wing-ping.jpg Joseph Wong Wing-ping
王永平
1 July 1997 3 July 2000 3 years, 2 days Tung Chee-hwa
(1997–2005)
1
2 Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun(7622482376).jpg Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun
羅范椒芬
3 July 2000 3 June 2002 1 year, 362 days

Secretaries for Economic Development and Labour, 2002–2007[edit]

Portrait Name Term of office Duration Chief Executive Term Ref
1 No image.svg Stephen Ip Shu-kwan
葉澍堃
1 July 2002 30 June 2007 4 years, 364 days Tung Chee-hwa
(1997–2005)
2
Donald Tsang
(2005–2012)
2

Secretaries for Labour and Welfare, 2007–present[edit]

Portrait Name Term of office Duration Chief Executive Term Ref
1 Matthew Cheung Kin-chung.JPG Matthew Cheung Kin-chung
張建宗
1 July 2007 16 January 2017 9 years, 199 days Donald Tsang
(2005–2012)
3
Leung Chun-ying
(2012–present)
4
2 Blanksvg.svg Stephen Sui Wai-keung
蕭偉強
13 February 2017 Incumbent 68 days

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