Can a parliament pass laws that constrain the scope of future legislation? [closed]

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For example, can a parliament pass a law that says: "Any future budget bill must contain a section that explains the estimated carbon emission this spending may lead to in the next 10 years."

In theory, a parliament can enact such a law and then later pass a budget bill without complying with said law because it is not obligated to hold itself to account.

But then again, it seems necessary that there are times when parliament needs these "meta legislation" that defines the framework in which they can make laws in an orderly manner.

Question: Can a parliament pass laws that constrain the scope of future legislation? What happens if a parliament passes a law that inadvertently contradicts the requirement of a previous law?

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