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Can you list the top facts and stats about Ministry of Defence (United Kingdom)?
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MoD Main Building, Westminster
|Formed||1 April 1964 (as modern department)|
|Jurisdiction||Government of the United Kingdom|
|Headquarters||Main Building, Whitehall, Westminster, London|
|Annual budget||£55 billion; FY 2021|
|Secretary of State responsible|
The MOD states that its principal objectives are to defend the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and its interests and to strengthen international peace and stability. The MOD also manages day-to-day running of the armed forces, contingency planning and defence procurement.
The expenditure, administration and policy of the MOD are scrutinised by the Defence Select Committee, except for Defence Intelligence which instead falls under the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament.
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