Home Affairs Secretary David Lan Hong-tsung is to add arts, culture and sports to his ever-widening portfolio. But the move announced yesterday sparked concerns that arts in Hong Kong will become 'vulgar and downgraded' if promoted by Home Affairs officials. 'They only organise pop star showbiz or magic performances,' said Hong Kong Cultural Sector Joint Conference chairman Mathias Woo Yan-wai, who accused Tung Chee-hwa of promoting information technology over arts and recreation. 'This is a very sloppy decision. Home Affairs is like a dumping ground for unwanted things,' he said. At present, Mr Lan's responsibilities include district administration, human rights, privacy, civic education, building management, information, community development, youth and women's affairs. Dance school and games hall licences will also fall under his control. Mr Woo said the cultural scene would worsen and ultimately tarnish its reputation. But Director of Administration Carrie Yau Tsang Ka-lai disagreed, saying the department's district network would help promote activities at a higher level.