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Secretary For Security

Hong Kong
Special Administrative Region

Secretary for Security
Regional Emblem of Hong Kong.svg
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Incumbent
John Lee

since 1 July 2017
Security Bureau
StyleThe Honourable
AppointerCentral People's Government
(via nomination by the Chief Executive)
Inaugural holderPeter Lai
Formation1 July 2007
WebsiteSecurity Bureau
Secretary for Security
Traditional Chinese

The Secretary for Security is the member of the Government of Hong Kong in charge of the Security Bureau, which is responsible for public safety, security, and immigration matters.

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 holders

Political party:   Nonpartisan

Defence Secretary, 1941

No Portrait Name Term of office Governor Ref
1 John Alexander Fraser.jpg John Alexander Fraser
April 1941 25 December 1941 Mark Aitchison Young
(1941)

Defence Secretaries, 1957-1969

No Portrait Name Term of office Governor Ref
1 No image.svg Alastair Todd
1957 19 October 1960 Sir Alexander Grantham
(1947-1957)
[1]
Sir Robert Brown Black
(1958-1964)
2 No image.svg Kenneth Strathmore Kinghorn
20 October 1960 22 November 1960 [1][2]
3 No image.svg Donald Luddington
23 November 1960 17 December 1961 [2][3]
4 No image.svg David Harold Jordan
18 December 1961 27 November 1966 [3][4]
Sir David Trench
(1964-1971)
5 No image.svg Peter Barry Williams
28 November 1966 8 February 1967 [4][5]
6 No image.svg Jack Cater
9 February 1967 21 May 1967 [5][6]
7 No image.svg Peter Barry Williams
22 May 1967 31 March 1968 [6][7]
8 No image.svg Alastair Todd
1 April 1968 9 August 1968 [7][8]
9 No image.svg Ian Macdonald Lightbody
10 August 1968 19 February 1969 [8][9]
10 No image.svg Alastair Todd
20 February 1969 1971 [9]

Secretaries for Security, 1973-1997

No Portrait Name Term of office Governor Ref
1 No image.svg George Peter Lloyd
June 1973 March 1974 Sir Murray MacLehose
(1971-1982)
2 No image.svg Lewis Mervyn Davis
March 1974 October 1982
Sir Edward Youde
(1982-1986)
3 No image.svg David Jeaffreson
November 1982 February 1988
Sir David Wilson
(1986-1992)
4 No image.svg Geoffrey Barnes
February 1988 February 1990
5 No image.svg Alistair Asprey
February 1990 February 1995
Chris Patten
(1992-1997)
6 No image.svg Peter Lai
February 1995 30 June 1997

Secretaries for Security, 1997-present

No Portrait Name Term of office Duration Chief Executive Term Ref
1 No image.svg Peter Lai
1 July 1997 30 August 1998 1 year, 60 days Tung Chee-hwa
(1997-2002)
1
2 Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee.jpg Regina Ip
?
31 August 1998 3 August 2003 4 years, 337 days
2
3 No image.svg Ambrose Lee
4 August 2003 30 June 2012 8 years, 331 days
Donald Tsang
(2005-2012)
2
3
4 Lai Tung-kwok.jpg Lai Tung-kwok
1 July 2012 30 June 2017 5 years, 0 days Leung Chun-ying
(2012-2017)
4
5 ? (cropped).jpg John Lee Ka-chiu
1 July 2017 Incumbent 2 years, 327 days Carrie Lam
(2017-present)
5

References

  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.

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