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UK PM says jobs and investment matter when considering energy windfall tax

British PM Johnson leaves Downing Street to take questions in parliament, in London

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday he must take a "sensible approach" by considering the impact on jobs and investment when asked if he supported introducing a windfall tax on energy companies.

"This government is not in principle in favour of higher taxation," Johnson told parliament. "What we want to do is take a sensible approach governed by the impact on investment and jobs, and that is the test of a strong economy."

(Reporting by William James. Editing by Andrew MacAskill)