I heard about this on Radio 4 on the way in today:
Prime Minister Gordon Brown is to give the prestigious Romanes Lecture at Oxford University. The speech focuses on the connection between science and economics and comes as debate rages within the science community over what kinds of scientific work should get public funding. Professor Don Braben, a physicist at University College London and Lord Krebs, principal of Jesus College, Oxford, discuss if the government should increase funding for science.
If you go to the Listen Again page today and scroll down to the 07:38 mark you can listen to the short segment.