Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has said the expansion of Magee needs to proceed as planned.
Mr McGuinness said; “Comments by Stephen Farry in relation to Magee are outrageous and irresponsible.
“Any decision on this issue is clearly controversial, has serious equality implications and will therefore need to come to the Executive where Sinn Fein will robustly challenge the DEL Minister’s position.
“Sinn Fein is totally committed to the resourcing and expansion of Magee.
“I intend to raise this issue at the first meeting of the Executive in September.”